March 28, 2023
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The arrested sub inspector is hooked up to Salem’s Ethapur Police Station (Representational)

Chennai:

A police officer was at this time arrested in Tamil Nadu’s Salem district after a person he allegedly attacked whereas on obligation Tuesday died this morning. The arrested sub inspector of police Periyasami is hooked up to Salem’s Ethapur Police Station.

45-year-old man Murugesan, who died this morning, was allegedly getting back from a neighbouring village after consuming alcohol with two others after they had been stopped at a examine publish.

The video of the incident, which has since been shared a number of occasions on social media, exhibits the three having an argument after they’re stopped by the cops.

In the minute lengthy video, which has triggered widespread outrage, a person, believed to be of 1 who accompanied the sufferer, is heard pleading with the police to go away Murugesan even because the cop continued to beat him. Murugesan is heard within the video struggling to talk and is seen lastly fainting on the highway.

He was first taken to an area hospital after which shifted to a authorities facility in Salem the place he died this morning.

Though Tamil Nadu is presently beneath lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic, liquor outlets in non-hotspot districts have been allowed to reopen whereas these in Salem stay shut.

The police didn’t reply to calls made by NDTV.

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