TN woman constable consumes alcohol in uniform; suspended

In a video that went viral on WhatsApp and other social media, a woman police constable in uniform was seen consuming alcohol along with a "colleague" inside a vehicle.

The video with a duration of more than a minute begins with the woman constable holding a glass and conversing with her colleague, who is not visible in the video clip, about their "drinking session" and ends with her taking another sip from the glass. The constable is seen fumbling and unable to open her eyes at one point due to the "influence of alcohol".

The police constable was identified as Zainab Nisha, working with the Saminathapuram police station near Palani in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu. She was placed under suspension immediately after the authenticity of the video was established by the police.

"An inquiry has been instituted," a senior police official said.

Within minutes of the video surfacing, it was shared on thousands of WhatsApp groups and even on YouTube and Facebook. However, it was not clear when the video was shot. The incident seems to have taken place in a patrol vehicle. Police sources said since the lady constable is in uniform, immediate action was taken against her.

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