Tribal man alleges assault by police

The Nilgiris district Superintendent of Police D. Shanmuga Priya has ordered an inquiry into the alleged assault of a tribal man from Droog by three policemen near Coonoor on Thursday.

Officials said that the man, identified as Ramesh, had attended the wedding of a friend, when he was picked up for questioning by police. Ramesh was a friend of an accused who had a Non-Bailable Warrant (NBW) against his name. According to the complainant, the police picked him up for questioning and assaulted him.

The man submitted a petition to the SP urging her to take action against the policemen involved.

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