Tamil nadu : A video of a couple and their son being beaten up by police men in public view has gone viral on social media and has landed the state police in a soup. The incident was reported from Thuvakkavadi in the district. It took place on Monday, near the old bus stand at Chengam.
A video recorded by a bystander and posted on social media, shows two policemen beating the family up with sticks. Raja (45), an auto driver, wife Usha (40) and their son Surya (18), were the victims of this public spectacle of police brutality.
According to a report in The New Indian Express, Raja and his family were returning from a visit to a nearby jeweller. After coming out of the jeweller’s shop, Raja and his wife got into a fight, and he started beating her up, in a fit of rage.
The quarrel was taking place in the market, when three police men intervened. Raja tried to explain to them that it was personal fight, and to convince them to not interfere, but the cops refused to budge. This lead to a tiff between the family and the cops, and it soon turned violent.