SHRC issues summons to DSP for attack on bakery worker


CCTV footage of the incident went viral on social media


The State Human Rights Commission on Monday, taking cognisance of news reports, initiated a suo motu inquiry, and issued summons to DSP Muthamizh, who allegedly assaulted a bakery employee.

A CCTV footage at Sri Mahalakshmi Iyengar Bakery on Tirunelveli-Thoothukudi highway in Deivaseyalpuram, showing an employee being allegedly assaulted by the DSP in the wee hours of Sunday went viral on social media.

DSP Muthamizh, who spoke to mediapersons, said that he visited the shop after conducting investigation regarding the recent Murappanadu double murder case. Without denying his action, Mr. Muthamizh said that the man had insinuated that the policemen would not pay for their beverages.

Superintendent of Police Murali Rambha told The Hindu that he was yet to receive the summons. “A memo would be issued [to the DSP] and we’ll get an explanation,” he said.

The SHRC also issued summons to driver Ponpandy and a police constable, who accompanied them, and asked them to appear before the Commission on January 22.

The identity of the bakery employee is not known yet.

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