The incident happened at Guntakal on Sunday evening. The police who arrested three suspects of a murder of Mallaih (65) at Guntakal on 27th November apparently wanted to warn the general public of the consequences if a crime is committed brought them out to public view before making them kneel to beat them up by the Guntakal town police. The incident happened under the instructions and in the supervision of the Superintendant of Police E Supraja.
The whole incident was captured by the TV cameras and mobile phones and the police did not mind them at all. Moreover the police wanted the public know about it.
The gruesome crime was committed by slitting the throat of Mallaiha supposedly done by the victim’s son in law Sekhar with the help of his associates Peddanna and Hussain. Malliah died of bleeding from the cut. Sekhar’s wife who is Mallaih’s wife was asked by the police to slap by Sekhar.
At the scene of Police punishing in public, Circle Inspector Srinivasulu and Sub Inspector Ismali were also seen wielding lathis.
On the whole incident a report was asked by the DGP B.Prasada Rao from the Ananthapur DIG B.Balakrishna.