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  • A pregnant woman in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu (TN) was riding pillion with her husband when a cop allegedly kicked their bike.
  • The policeman kicked their two-wheeler as the couple had violated a traffic rule.
  • The woman died on the spot while her husband was seriously injured.
  • The cop immediately fled the spot but was later taken into custody.

The incident, which brings to light the brutality of the Indian police, took place in Thuvakudi near Trichy Wednesday evening (March 7). 

Usha was traveling along with her husband Dharmaraj when a team of policemen near Thuvakudi toll plaza asked him to stop as he was not wearing a helmet.

Instead of listening to the policemen, Dharmaraj sped away. This angered a policeman, identified as Kamaraj, and he started chasing the couple on another bike. After a short distance, he allegedly kicked the bike, causing it to wobble and fall on the ground.

Usha died on the spot and Dharmaraj suffered head injuries.

However, a news outlet has given a slightly different version of the story. After falling off the bike, Usha was run over by a van which was traveling behind them.

Policemen deny kicking bike

Kamaraj immediately fled the scene and a crowd gathered near the spot. Sources in the police said that Kamaraj has denied kicking the vehicle, reported The Times of India.

However, an eyewitness said that he saw the cop kicking the couple's bike. "The inspector has been taken under our custody and will be remanded soon," Superintendent of Police PSC Kalyan told TOI.

The police are currently investigating the case and the body has been sent for post-mortem.

This incident has been condemned by many including actress and politician Gautami Tadimalla.