Cops beaten up inside police station in Andhra Pradesh

Cops beaten up inside police station in Andhra Pradesh

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A day after a mob attack on a police station in which a sub-inspector and a constable were seriously injured, Gopal Rao, range IG of Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh visited the police station and assured action on the culprits.

On Wednesday night relatives of a youth from a local Dalit colony stormed the police station and thrashed the sub-inspector and constable. The SI sensing trouble tried to save himself from the attackers, but he was dragged out and was beaten mercilessly. Women also took turns to beat the cops.

According to sources, police picked up Pichayya who was in an inebriated condition and two ladies Kanakamma and Laxmamma from Dalit colony for questioning in connection with a debt they took from one Joseph. The locals alleged that police had used third-degree treatment during interrogation. Pichayya allegedly suffered internal injuries. He was then sent to a local hospital. 

DSP Rambabu said the injured police officers were rushed to a hospital for treatment and their condition is stable. Meanwhile, the AP police have strengthened protection for the police station with additional forces and said that some of the attackers have been identified and efforts are on to nab them