Kanyakumari: Incidents of traffic police assaulting bikers for traffic rules violation are not new. In a fresh incident, a police constable at Thiruvattar in the coastal town of Tamil Nadu hit a bike rider on his head when the latter tried to zoom past a police checkpost to evade being fined for not wearing a helmet.
The incident was caught on CCTV camera installed in the locality. Rakesh, 25, who suffered a deep cut on his forehead, was treated at a government hospital.
The police said Rakesh, who was riding the bike with his friend in the pillion, tried to speed away on his two wheeler when asked to stop during a routine drive against riders not wearing helmets in Kallupalam area on Thursday.
Enraged locals gathered at the spot and began to rough up the constable before he was rescued by his colleagues and some members of the public.
The incident, which was captured on a CCTV camera installed nearby, went viral on local TV channels.