Patiala, Punjab: The Punjab Police are known for their heavy handed tactics and abuse of power and status over the poor, as shown in this recorded footage from an incident in Patiala, Punjab.
The Police were called onto the scene when a woman reported a theft. A woman was traveling in an auto rickshaw and alleged another passenger has stolen money from her purse. Whilst the police arrived the complainant and alleged thief (holding a small child) were on the road having a heated argument amid the public who had gathered.
When the police arrived and were taking the woman away, we see an officer come over and strike the woman twice as he puts her into the jeep and drives away. Ironically as the vehicle drives away a sign reading “Punjab Police at your service” can be seen on the car.