Videos and photos circulating on social media show residents catching the constable, taking off his jacket, and tying him to a chair.
Srinagar: A Jammu and Kashmir policeman was on Saturday caught and given a thrashing by locals for allegedly stalking and taking pictures of a woman in Ganderbal.
Videos and photos circulating on social media show residents, including the woman, catching the constable, taking off his jacket, and tying him to a chair.
They alleged that the constable hurt the dignity of a woman.
According to reports, the cop allegedly took pictures of a woman while she was standing on the roadside at Manigam in Ganderbal.
The cop was overpowered by the locals after the woman raised objections and tied him to a chair till his superiors arrived and took him in the custody.
“We registered an FIR and he was arrested soon after. Law will take its course,” senior superintendent of police Fayaz Ahmad Lone told reporters.
Police claimed to have found some photos of the woman in the constable’s mobile.
A clip shows a screaming crowd vowing to teach a lesson to anyone caught hurting a woman’s dignity. Slogans against police and in support of Zakir Musa could be heard in the videos.
Earlier this year, a J&K police official was suspended after he snatched away money from a roadside beggar.