This is the moment Indian cops beat up a group of transgender women with long canes in a police station doorway.
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The incident was filmed at the Lalkurti Police Station in the city of Meerut in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and shared on social media.
In the clip, several officers appear to indiscriminately whack members of the transgender group in different areas of the station after they began protesting outside leading to the cops reportedly charging them with batons.
One trans woman is beaten to the ground as the cane-wielding cop leaves her to attack another group member who appears to be hit around the midriff several times.
Several officers then chase the group into a building where they can be seen swinging their canes at the huddled, frightened trans women.
Police spokesperson Nitin Tiwari told reporters: “Force was used to control the transgender people after [they] began creating a nuisance.”
He added that an internal investigation would have been launched had the officers used more force than was deemed necessary.
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