UP Police thrash man mercilessly, nephew watches, begs forgiveness

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A screengrab from the video.

New Delhi, September 13: A man in Uttar Pradesh was thrashed repeatedly in broad daylight by two policemen today. It is alleged that the man had violated traffic rules.

A video of the two cops thrashing the man infront of his minor son has been released by news agency ANI on its Twitter handle. In the video one can see the cops are repeatedly slapping the man in full public view.

The 2.07 minute long video starts with the man pleading the cops to stop. One of the cops is seen holding him by his shirt collar while the other looks on. Soon, all of a sudden the cop starts slapping the man relentlessy as all his requests to stop the harassment fell on deaf ears.

Following this, the second cop also joined in and dragged the man to ground. Not only were the cops slapping the man, they also kicked him repeatedly.

The Uttar Pradesh Police has taken note of the matter and has suspended the two cops.

Under the amended Motor vehicles Act, which came into force on September 1, fines for various violations have been hiked manifolds, leading to hue and cry.

But, while the new traffic laws allow police to impose hefty fines, there is no section in it which empowers them to thrash traffic rule violators.