In a shocking video gone viral, a female senior cop in Delhi was caught on CCTV repeatedly slapping her father-in-law in the presence of another cop. According to reports, the incident was reported from Delhi’s Laxmi Nagar and occurred earlier on Sunday. Following the incident’s video going viral, the sub-inspector in question was booked under multiple sections of the Indian Penal Code.
According to the 64-year-old victim in the matter, his daughter-in-law, a sub-inspector with Delhi Police, came to his residence with her mother and broke the windows. The female cop also slapped her 64-year-old father-in-law repeatedly over a court case that is going on. Further, the victim of the assault also alleged that his daughter-in-law has been harassing their family for over two years and uses her “police power” to her advantage.
The Delhi Police have taken cognizance of the incident and has booked the accused cop under Section 323 (causing hurt), section 427 (mischief causing damage) against her. Further, preventive actions against the cop have also been initiated under sections of Code of Criminal Procedure.
It should be noted that a similar incident was reported from Jabalpur where a cop brutally thrashed an elderly man at the railway station and hung him up upside down on the platform.
The Facts of the Matter
While police personnel are employed to safeguard the rights of civilians and protect them from harassment, there are incidents where cops themselves become the cause of nuisance for people. In one such incident, a sub-inspector in Delhi was seen slapping her father-in-law repeatedly in the presence of another cop.
The 64-year-old complainant mentioned that his daughter-in-law has been harassing him over an ongoing court case. On Sunday, the two parties met each other, and soon al altercation took place, which was caught on CCTV. Video of the incident was shared by news agency ANI.
What Does the Video Show?
The minute-long video shows an elderly man raising his hand on another woman with a dupatta over her head. The sub-inspector, who is not wearing her police uniform, can be seen reacting to the elderly man and slaps him repeatedly. Meanwhile, a male cop in uniform can be seen standing as a mute spectator.
The male cop separates the two side. However, as the argument between the two sides continues, it becomes a free-for-all melee like situation with everyone raising hands on each other. The female cop meanwhile can be seen recording the other side with her smartphone.
Watch the Video here:
#WATCH | Case registered under section 323/427 IPC after a video of Sub-Inspector thrashing her in-laws in Delhi's Laxmi Nagar went viral. Info shared with concerned authority to take suitable departmental action against the erring police official: Delhi Police
(CCTV Visuals) pic.twitter.com/VUiyjVtZQl
— ANI (@ANI) September 5, 2022
Netizens React to Video of Female Cop’s Assault
Netizens on Twitter were left divided over the incident. While some lashed out on the female cop in question, others called out the elderly man who was the first one to raise his hand. Others netizens joked about the chaos that unfolded and how everyone was having at it with each other.
She will be out on bail and will keep harassing the old couple until some amount is promised to her and the involved parties like police & lawyers.
— KAL_EL (@kalyan_4India) September 5, 2022
Who is thrashing whom here?! Looks like everyone is having a go😂
— ChandrikaWins (@chandrikawins) September 5, 2022
Complicated video…. Who is fighting with whom?
— Ajay kumar (@AjayKum86720762) September 5, 2022
Koi bhi kisi ko bhi maare Jaa raha kuch samajh nhi aa rha..
— Akash (@akashiplt20) September 5, 2022
Everyone is threshing everyone here… Can't even identify two teams here 😅
— Anubhav Tiwari (@Yash95Yash) September 5, 2022
what the lady SI did is actually good……..the elder man raised his hand first……if anyone to be booked it is the old man, unless the lady beat him, he could've continue to beat the other lady
— Bishonno Chirkut (@bis_chir2004) September 6, 2022
As per the video that elder man raised hand first,Why not anyone talking about it ?? Is it right to beat your wife that too in such old age ??
— shukla_ankit (@shuklaankit18) September 5, 2022
Cop Booked, Action will be Taken
Meanwhile, after the video of the incident went viral, the Delhi Police took cognizance of the matter. The unidentified female cop in question has been booked under Section 323 (causing hurt) and 427 (mischief causing damage) of the Indian Penal Code.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Priyanka Kashyap also told media that all the relevant details were shared to the concerned authority to take suitable action against the police official.