Search on for man who as­saulted con­sta­ble

In­ci­dent oc­curred dur­ing re­cent protest

The Hindu - - CHENNAI - Spe­cial Cor­re­spon­dent

The po­lice have launched a man­hunt to nab a sus­pect who bru­tally as­saulted a con­sta­ble near the Trip­li­cane po­lice sta­tion when the Naam Thamizhar Katchi (NTK) and other out­fits took out a rally against the In­dian Premier League cricket match last week.

Last Tues­day, sev­eral out­fits, in­clud­ing the NTK, staged a protest and po­lice had to re­sort to lath­icharge to dis­perse the pro­test­ers.

The next day, po­lice booked a crim­i­nal case against NTK co­or­di­na­tor See­man and his par­ty­men for var­i­ous of­fences, in­clud­ing at­tempt to mur­der.

CCTV footage showed one of the pro­test­ers as­sault­ing a po­lice con­sta­ble and dis­ap­pear­ing into the crowd.

By­standers iden­ti­fied

The po­lice have been look­ing for the as­saulter. On Sun­day, they re­leased the pic­ture of the sus­pect and ap­pealed to the mem­bers of the pub­lic to pass on in­for­ma­tion about him.

A se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer said, “The case is under in­ves­ti­ga­tion. We have iden­ti­fied the per­sons who were around the sus­pect. Very soon, we will ar­rest him.”

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