The cop and the old man had a minor collision. After the collision, the two engaged in a heated argument and the policeman slapped the old man.
The cop slapped the old man in Trichy. (Screengrab from video)
Video of an elderly person being slapped by a policeman in Tiruchirappalli city of Tamil Nadu has gone viral. The video, recorded by a local from the terrace of a building near MGR Statue in Trichy, shows an old man on a cycle being slapped by a cop who was riding a two-wheeler.
The incident happened when the old man and the policeman were attempting to cross a road.
The two had a minor collision. After the two riders collided they engaged in a heated argument and the policeman slapped the old man.
The video shows the policeman arguing with the old man as the latter points towards the opposite side of the road.
The policeman then gets off from his bike and slaps the old man. The video is now being circulated on social media.
The incident comes into light amid the recent decision by Trichy DIG of removing 80 men from the force due to behavioural issues.
Trichy DIG Balakrishnan Venkaiah, in a Facebook post, said, “We are removing 80 police personnel in Trichy police range who need behavioural correction to improve their interpersonal skills. They are taken off the duties involving direct public contact as their track record in that aspect is found
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