In another incident of mob violence, a group of villagers in Andhra Pradesh stormed a police station, forcibly broke open the gates and beat up a sub-inspector and a constable. The incident happened in Nellore district on Wednesday evening, at Rapuru police station.
A video of the attack has been going viral on social media. It shows people forcibly opening the locked gates of the police station and entering the premises. Two policemen are seen getting assaulted by a group of men and women. The mob even tore the shirt of one of the cops who has reportedly sustained head injuries.
According to a report by The News Minute, the mob was angry after the sub-inspector called one of the villagers for questioning and allegedly assaulted him.
Andhra: A group of locals attacked Rapur police station in Nellore dist earlier tonight&thrashed police jawans after they took a local into custody in a drink&drive case. 4 cops injured,including a Sub-Inspector&a constable who received head injuries. 4 people taken into custody. pic.twitter.com/ShNfXyrkz2
— ANI (@ANI) August 1, 2018
Problems began after a loan taken by three villagers was not repaid on time, and the moneylender filed a police complaint. Police arrested the trio along with another man and the arrested were thrashed, and even subjected to third-degree torture as per the allegations of the villagers. This led to an angry mob of about 150 people storming into the police station to demand their release, reports The Hindustan Times.
Sub Inspector Lakshman Rao and three constables sustained injuries in the attack and have been admitted to hospital.
“We will take stringent action against all those who attacked the police station and the policemen,” Deputy Superintendent of Police Ram Babu said, reports the NDTV.