Odisha: Two Cops Suspended For Brutally Thrashing Youth In Jagatsinghpur

**Jagatsinghpur:** In a case of police brutality, the district’s Superintendant of Police has suspended two cops today after allegations of brutally thrashing a youth emerged against them in here in Sadar police station.

Assistant Sub-Inspector Rabinarayan Senapati and Constable Siba Jani have been suspended.

Reportedly, one Lingaraj Das of Odiso village was brutally thrashed in his rear region by the cops on September 12.

According to police sources, two youths had been held for interrogation after the Sarpanch had filed a complaint against them for harassing his wife in an inebriated state. However, the Sarpanch had later dropped the complaint as he did not want to go further with it.

Meanwhile, Das has alleged that he was innocent and the cops had taken him along with his friend, who was actually the wrong-doer. “The cops held me also, only because I was with my inebriated friend at the time. Then I was beaten up black and blue by three cops,” said Das while pleading innocence.

Das further alleged that police threatened to lodge a false case against him under SC and ST Atrocity Act for misbehaving with the Sarpanch, who belongs to the SC category.

Sustaining serious injuries in the physical assault, Lingaraj had filed a complaint with the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Gadadhara Pradhani four days after the incident.