Eight men and a woman have been arrested for allegedly assaulting a sub-inspector inside a police station in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri district, an official said.
The injured cop, K P Sharma, has been hospitalised, the official said.
The incident took place on Sunday at Karaira police station where the accused had come to record their statements in connection with a suicide abetment case, inspector Suresh Sharma told reporters.
According to the injured cop, a youth hanged himself in Toriya Khurd village of the district four days ago and the police registered a case against five people for abetment.
People from the youth’s side were called to the police station on Sunday to record their statements, he said.
However, a young man who had come to record his statement started making a video of the goings-on on his mobile. “When he was told to refrain from recording the video, about nine people thrashed me inside the police station,” said the injured cop.
A woman was among those who allegedly attacked the policeman, the official said.
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