U.P. police assault medico for having Muslim friend

In fresh embarrassment for the the Uttar Pradesh police, a video surfaced on Tuesday in which four constables are seen on camera hitting a female medical student and insulting her with communally slanted remarks for allegedly choosing a Muslim partner. All four constables have been suspended

The student along with her male friend, also a medical student, had been handed over to the police allegedly by members of Hindutva outfit Vishwa Hindu Parishad after they barged into his house on Sunday and manhandled both of them. The outfit did not approve of the friendship between the Hindu girl and Muslim boy.

The 29-second video clip from Meerut shows the student squeezed between two constables, including a woman constable, in the back-seat of a U.P. 100 police vehicle, even as two others sit in the front.

One of the personnel, later identified as a home-guard, shoots the video on selfie mode and is seen using foul and sexually abusive language towards her.

Toh mulla zyada pasand aa raha
(so you like a Mulla more)?,” he asks the student.

As she attempts to respond to him, the woman cop sitting on her right starts hitting her on her back and head, even as the male constable shames her with sexually coloured remarks for choosing a Muslim partner “despite being a Hindu.” The police personnel also forcibly remove the scarf from her face, revealing her identity.

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