Jharkhand police brutally assault mentally challenged man

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Dumka (Jharkhand), Aug 9 (ANI): A mentally challenged man was brutally assaulted by police at a government hospital Jharkhand's Dumka district.

The cops in civil dress first tied up the legs of Ramvilash Thakur and ruthlessly beat him with batons till he lost consciousness.

Police officials said that they just used 'mild force' to control Thakur after he had knifed his mother.

"He attacked his mother four times with scissors when she came to meet him at the Sadar Hospital...in order to control him the police official tied up his leg and the cops applied mild force to control the him," said Arun Kumar Singh, Superintendent of Police, Dumka.

Singh said an investigation is on.

The police force in India is seen by many as being a law unto itself, with some of its members quick to resort to corruption and brutality, especially when dealing with poor or low-caste people. (ANI)

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