Mumbai: A purported video clip of a couple being allegedly thrashed by cops inside a police station went viral on the social media even as police denied the charge.
A young couple were seen in the video being manhandled by some cops inside the police station in suburban Andheri and the clip went viral on social media platforms.
Andheri Police, however, rubbished the charge saying that the duo were in an inebriated condition and had a scuffle with each other on night of November 1 and that the police only tried to pacify them.
"The couple were under heavy influence of alcohol and were fighting with each other on the road near Andheri Metro Station. They were then brought to the police station but the two again picked up a scuffle. Police just did the duty to separate them while they were fighting," Senior Inspector, Andheri Police Station, Nandkumar Dhumal said.
He said the man was trying to get hold of the woman while the cops tried to restrain him and the video was shot at that particular moment.
The clip has been recorded to besmirch the reputation of the police, Dhumal claimed.
An inquiry has been initiated in the matter, he added.
No case was lodged against the couple and their parents were called to the police station. The duo were later released after a warning, he said, adding that a station-house diary was made and statements of the couple were recorded.
According to the police, the woman is a resident of suburban Nalasopara while the man lives in Byculla in South Mumbai. They worked at a call centre in Malad area.