Howrah, Jan 29: A Railway Police Force (RPF) personnel was caught on camera thrashing a physically challenged man at the Howrah railway station in West Bengal following which the constable was today suspended, Eastern Railway sources said.
The man, a beggar at the railway station, was asked to leave the station complex by constable P N Singh as loiterers and unauthorised people are not allowed at the station, one of the busiest in the country, for security reasons last evening, the ER sources said.
Singh has been suspended and an investigation ordered into the incident, the sources said.
Inspector A K Singh of criminal investigation branch (CIB) of RPF has been entrusted with the investigation, the sources added.
It was stated that apart from security reasons, a cleanliness drive is also on at the station and begging has been banned at the station.
(With inputs from agencies)