A disturbing video has emerged of a senior Madhya Pradesh police official assaulting his wife, prompting action against him. The officer was transferred and relieved of his duties. Purushottam Sharma, an officer in the rank of general manager, justified his actions, calling them a “family dispute”, saying it was “not a crime”.
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In the widely shared video, Purushottam Sharma, IPS agent for the 1986 batch, argues with his wife. In seconds, he holds her, pins her to the ground and hits her. Two other men can be seen in the room, one of them approaching the couple. A companion dog barks and walks around the room as his wife is assaulted.
The officer also shows injuries to his hand as he continues to yell at his wife.
“If my nature is abusive, then she should have complained sooner. It’s a family dispute, not a crime. I’m not a violent person or a criminal. It’s too bad I have to go through this. My wife. is tracking me and has installed cameras in the house, “said the policeman quoted by the ANI news agency.
He said they had been married for 32 years and his wife complained about him in 2008.
“But the point is that since 2008 she has been living in my house, enjoying all the facilities and traveling abroad at my expense,” he reportedly said.
The wife was allegedly assaulted after confronting Mr. Sharma with his friend.
Reacting to the incident, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, said: “He has been relieved of his post. If someone in a position of responsibility engages in illegal activities and takes laws into their own hands, action will be taken against them, regardless of who they are. “
Home Secretary Narottam Mishra said: “I too have seen and read about this. If there is an official complaint, then we will see.”
The National Commission for Women (NCW) took note of the video and its leader, Rekha Sharma, wrote to the chief minister, calling for “appropriate punishment” for the officer. “Such incidents send the wrong message to society,” the NCW tweeted.
(With ANI entries)