Delhi Police Suspends Cop Whose Son Thrashed Woman on Camera
Delhi Police suspended the father of Rohit Tomar, the accused who was caught on camera brutally thrashing a woman in Delhi’s Tilak Nagar, reported ANI.
His father Ashok Kumar Tomar, who was posted in the central district as an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), was suspended for his alleged role in threatening the woman.
Rohit Tomar was arrested on Friday after being charged with rape and criminal intimidation in two separate cases, reported PTI.
Two more people were arrested in connection with the incident on 15 September, police said.
Rajnath Singh Orders Action
Rohit Tomar’s arrest came hours after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted that the video has come to his notice and he has directed Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik to take necessary action in the matter.
Viral Video Was Filmed and Posted Online by Tomar’s Friend
In the video, which was filmed and posted online by Tomar’s friend, he is seen dragging a woman by her hair, pushing her to the ground, kicking and punching her.
Apart from Tomar, one person is seen roaming around while another one filmed the incident.
The person filming it could be heard asking Tomar to stop beating the woman. But Tomar continued thrashing the woman and abusing her.
The accused was employed with a call centre till last month and is currently unemployed. He is a second year student of Delhi University where he is pursuing BA (programme) through correspondence.
Two FIRs Filed Against Accused Rohit Tomar
The cases against the accused – one of criminal intimidation and molestation and the other of rape – were registered based on the version of two women, the police told PTI.
The first case was registered on Thursday, 13 September, at the Tilak Nagar police station in West Delhi following a complaint by the accused Rohit Tomar's woman friend alleging that he showed her a video in which he could be seen thrashing a woman, Deputy Commission of Police (DCP West) Monika Bhardwaj said.
The second case was registered at the Uttam Nagar Police station after another woman, who was seen in the video, approached the police on Friday, 14 September alleging that on 2 September, Rohit Tomar had called her to his friend's office in Uttam Nagar and raped her.
Shortly after the arrest of Tomar, another video went viral on the social media in which he is seen assaulting a person.
(With inputs from PTI and ANI)