TV journalist accuses Goa police of racial assault

Journalist Mukesh Kumar who works for local news channel Prudent Media has accused Inspector P K Vast and Sub Inspector Vikram of assaulting him because he spoke in Hindi. Kumar says he was speaking to his wife in Hindi on a mobile phone, when four or five people who appeared out of the dark started shoving him around. He called the police and they took him and the accused to the police station where to his surprise the police spoke politely to the accused and instead started attacking him and also slapped him on his head. Kumar used his cell phone to partially record the incident. Kumar says even after filing a complaint, an FIR has not been registered Police at the station confirmed receipt of the complaint and said it has been sent to the North Goa superintendent of police for further action.