New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In a shocking incident, an Andhra Pradesh tourism department official allegedly thrashed a 'divyang' woman contract worker with an iron rod. Her mistake? She asked him to wear a mask. Deputy manager Bhaskar didn't like the contract worker asking him to wear a mask amid coronavirus pandemic and he brutally thrashed her inside the office.

The entire incident was caught on CCTV and reportedly took place on Saturday in Nellore district. In the CCTV footage shared by news agency ANI, the accused can be seen rushing towards the woman's chair. He then pulled her down and hit with a small iron rod. Two people can be seen trying to stop him from hitting the woman.

Watch the video below:

 Accused in police custody, case registered

The Nellore police said that the accused Andhra tourism official has been arrested and case has been registered against him under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.

"In view of the attack on a women employee by her colleague at a tourism hotel, case vide Crime No 362/2020 u/s 354, 355 and 324 IPC was immediately booked on 27.06.2020 at Dargamitta PS. The accused was arrested and is being sent for remand," the Vellore Police said in a statement released on Twitter.


The Andhra Pradesh DG has directed Nellore SP Bhaskar Bhushan to ensure that Disha police station investigates the case and file charge sheet in one week.

Posted By: Shashikant Sharma