KANYAKUMARI: A traffic police constable was suspended today for allegedly hitting a biker here with a lathi and seriously injuring him for not wearing a helmet, the police said.
Rakesh, 25, was allegedly attacked by the police personnel, when he tried to speed away on his two wheeler with his friend, during a routine drive against riders not wearing helmets at Kallupalam area on Thursday, they said.
The victim, who suffered a deep cut on his forehead has been treated at a government hospital, the police said.
Enraged over the police action, locals gathered at the spot and allegedly manhandled constable.
The incident was captured on a CCTV camera installed nearby.
The traffic constable was suspended pending inquiry, the police said. Further investigation in the matter is on.