woman thrashed by traffic cop Delhi
Head Constable Satish Chandra who was arrested after he attacked a young mother of three with a brick when she refused to pay bribe in New Delhi on May 11, 2015. As the video went viral, Delhi Police first hurriedly suspended Head Constable Satish Chandra and then arrested him amid mounting calls that he should be dismissed or compulsorily retired from service.IANS

A head constable of Delhi traffic police was on Monday caught on camera hitting a woman with a brick, apparently as a punishment for jumping the signal and refusing to pay the bribe he demanded to let her go.

The incident took place at the Tughlak Road circle when 30-year-old Ramandeep Kaur was on her way back home with her three daughters – Yamini (13), Gagandeep (7) and Gurpreet (four months). on a scooty.

The head constable Satish Chand, who was on duty in the morning, caught her for jumping red light and demanded ₹200.

"He asked me to pay Rs.200. I told him to give me a receipt but he said I will have to shell out more if I wanted a receipt. He said he would settle the matter if I paid him Rs.200," Kaur told IANS.

"I refused and told him to issue me a challan which I will settle in court. I walked away. This angered him. He first kicked my scooty and when I objected, he picked up a brick and hurled it at me," she 

After hitting woman with brick and even twisting her arm, the constable was seen, on video, trying to escape on his motorcycle.

The entire incident was recorded by a passerby, Kamal Kanth, who said that the traffic police had demanded driving license from Kaur when she was caught jumping red light. When she showed the photocopy and started moving away after saying that she did not have original, Chand pulled her.

"He pulled her. She got angry over that and hit the policeman's bike with a stone. The policeman then lifted a huge brick and flung it on the woman's back with force in front of her daughters including an infant," Kanth said.

The policeman was suspended following the incident and a criminal case was booked against him, Police Commissioner BS Bassi said, adding that he "was sacked under article 311 (2)(b) of the Indian constitution".