This the moment a cop grabs a crying young beggar girl by the arm and beats the living daylights out of her with a stick as she desperately tries to escape his clutches.
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The scenes were recorded by an onlooker at the Naina Devi temple in the city of Bilaspur in the state of Chhattisgarh in central India after the Indian Home Guard officer Devendra Kumar became enraged with the young girl, named in reports as Pinki.
Local media report Kumar had told the girl, reportedly the daughter of a local street vendor, to keep away from the area around the temple as she had been asking temple-goers for money.
When he then spotted her begging near the temple, he flew into a rage and in the video he can be seen holding her and whipping her legs as she screams in pain.
He continues beating her with the cane as she tries to protect her head before she manages to run away.
The local commander of the Home Guard, a voluntary paramilitary police force, was alerted to the incident and reports state Kumar has now been removed from his post at the temple.
The video was posted online and the girl’s family filed a complaint with the police. An investigation has been launched and police have reportedly promised “legal action” against Kumar. However, no action has yet been taken, according to reports.
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