Sambalpur: A policeman was suspended today after he was seen brutally thrashing a woman in a video which went viral on social media.
Dronacharya Sahu, an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) working at Rengali police station in the district has been placed under suspension by Sambalpur SP after the incident drew flak from various quarters.
Sources said the incident had happened way back in September, last year during the Ganesh Idol immersion procession but the video emerged today and went viral on social media and later became a headline in TV news channels in the State.
According to reports, the Rengali police had picked up the woman, who used to live in a slum, on the pretext of dropping her at home. But they took her to the police station. When the woman enquired about the purpose of bringing her to the police station, the ASI thrashed her in the police station.
Meanwhile, further investigation into the incident is underway.