Udupi: Kota police sub-inspector Santhosh was suspended for allegedly using brute force to stop a pre-wedding function that was being held at Koraga colony under Kotathattu gram panchayat over complaints about the loud music.
The five policemen who used lathis on the guests, including the women and children at the function are also transferred with immediate effect.
It is said that a Mehendi ceremony was being held on Monday night at groom Rajesh’s house at Koraga colony. Taking objection to the loud music that was being played here, a local is said to have complained to the police who then reached the venue.
Police used lathis on the guests, including the women and children at the function. Following this, as many as nine persons were injured in the chaos and were later admitted to the government hospital here.
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The police also detained the bridegroom, few other guests including a Koraga community leader, and took them to the station.
Irked by this the locals protested in front of the station whereafter the police released the detained persons.