Cop who beat up a doctor suspendedKathmandu Valley Traffic Police Office says Arjun Thapa has been suspended for six months as investigation continues.
A traffic cop who beat up a doctor on Sunday has been suspended.
Rajendra Thapa, a traffic constable, had thrashed Dr Kul Bahadur Ghising at Ekantakuna at around 8:30pm when he was walking to his apartment in Kusunti after his duty at Arogya Foundation in Pulchowk.
“Thapa has been suspended for six months,” said Sanjib Sharma Das, spokesperson for the Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police Office. “Meanwhile, investigation will continue.”
Thapa was transferred to the Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police Office from Lalitpur on Tuesday after it came to light that he had beaten Ghising. Four other traffic cops were called to the Traffic Office.
The Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police Office said four other cops who were on duty at the time of the incident were not involved.
Ghising told the Post on Tuesday that Thapa accosted him and asked him why he was walking at night.
“The policeman punched me on my nose,” said Ghising. “I had even shown him my ID card and told him I was walking home from the hospital. But he yelled at me, asking me why I was walking at night.”