Sambalpur: Rengali police station ASI Dronacharya Sahu was suspended for thrashing a woman in police station.
Though the incident occurred in September last year, it came to light three days back as video showing Sahu slapping the woman went viral on social media. The woman resides in a slum near the police station.
After the video went viral on social media and also aired in televisions, Sambalpur Superintendent of Police placed Sahu under suspension.
Sources said during the Ganesh idol immersion ceremony last year, police picked up the victim woman saying that they will take her to her home. But police took her to police station. When the woman enquired why she was brought to the police station, the ASI thrashed her. Someone in the police station recorded the incident in the mobile phone at that time.