Meerut assault: Suspended cops awarded ‘transfer’ as ‘punishment’

MEERUT: Policemen assaulting a Hindu woman for befriending a Muslim youth in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut district have been awarded ‘transfer’ as a ‘punishment.’

A week after the brutal assault of a pair – both medical students by goons allegedly linked to the right-wing Vishwa Hindu Parishad and four policemen in Meerut, no arrest has been made.

The police personnel (includes head constable Salek Chand, constable Neetu Singh and a woman constable Priyanka who were earlier suspended for their remarks and misbehavior was ‘transfer’ to Gorakhpur, the constituency, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has represented in parliament for five consecutive terms.

None of the 18 attackers who were clearly caught on camera thrashing the Muslim youth has been arrested nor was action against them taken.

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Fearing of being attacked again, the victims of the alleged attack have decided to stay out from Meerut.

“I don’t want to return to college because I am scared and embarrassed. I get frequent threat calls from the accused and their relatives… they say they will come to my college and kill me,” the man said, reported NDTV.

The video of the incident went viral on social media showed the police personnel slapping and using harsh language on the 20-year-old female nursing student for befriending a Muslim.

“Mullah Zyada Pasand Aaraha?” (Are you finding Muslims better?), and also resorting to physical violence.