Youths assaulted by police personnel

Youths assaulted by police personnel

SHILLONG:  An SOT personnel  assaulted a  group of youths at Keating road, Shillong on a Tuesday night  and according to an eye witness, five police personnel came to Keating road at around  8. 30 pm and started abusing and assaulting the youths.
A critically injured youth was also taken to Civil Hospital.
The  youths alleged that without any deliberate reason, the SOT personnel, who came in a Gyspy  started assaulting them.
According to one of the youths,  one of the SOT was a gunman for a senior police personnel.
"We don't know the motive of the SOT personnel  and some of the arrested youths ( were taken to Sadar police station," says the youth.
When asked whether the incident was the fall out of any raid against sale of illicit liquor, one of the youths denied this and asked,"  If that is the case, why are they not catching those who sell liquor."
However, according to information from the Sadar police station, some youths were beaten up by others and they were picked up by the police and were taken for a medical examination.
When asked about the role of SOT or police personnel in the incident, a police officer says that they, "need to ascertain it."

(Agencies)

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