The state government has suspended a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) jawan for allegedly beating up youth in Udaipur who was returning from the market on Bangla Nobo Borsho (Bengali new year) Tuesday,
A purported video of the boy on a scooter being stopped and thrashed by the TSR jawan went viral on social media Monday. The jawan was seen beating the boy with a stick and asking him to hold his ears and squat.
Tripura Police Cyber Crime Cell posted on their official Facebook page this evening that the errant jawan had been suspended pending enquiry.
“Some social media platforms are showing the beatings by one TSR jawan in Udaipur, Gomati district. It is to inform you all that the TSR jawan has been suspended pending an enquiry. Tripura Police does not subscribe to the idea of the use of excessive force”, the social media post reads.