- The incident took place at a police station in Nellore district
- People were angry that the police had called in 3 people for questioning
- We will take stringent action against the accused: Deputy Superintendent
A sub inspector and a constable were beaten up inside the police station in Andhra Pradesh's Nellore district on Wednesday evening by some people who barged inside. They were angry that the sub inspector had called in three people for questioning at the Rapuru police station and beaten them up.
All the action has been caught on mobile phones.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Ram Babu said Sub Inspector Lakshman Rao and three constables have been admitted to hospital.
"We will take stringent action against all those who attacked the police station and the policemen," he said.
Andhra: A group of locals attacked Rapur police station in Nellore dist earlier tonight&thrashed police jawans after they took a local into custody in a drink&drive case. 4 cops injured,including a Sub-Inspector&a constable who received head injuries. 4 people taken into custody. pic.twitter.com/ShNfXyrkz2- ANI (@ANI) August 1, 2018
Locals say Lakshman Rao had called in Pichchaiah, Lakshmamma and Kanakamma on the complaint of one Ravi. He reportedly beat them up, which angered relatives and other locals who came into the police station, forcing open the gates and doors and beat up the sub inspector and constable, who tried to shield him.