Balod. The police have arrested the constable who burnt one-and-a-half-year-old girl with a cigarette in Seoni village of Balod district. Constable Avinash Rai brutally beat up the small daughter of his landlady, because the child refused to call him father. The constable was drunk when he assaulted the child. The mother reached the police station with her injured daughter, and a case was registered against the constable Avinash Rai. The police team searched for the accused and finally caught him from a lodge today.
During the investigation, the police noticed bits of cigarette scattered around the house. The injured girl was also critical with burn marks all over her body. DGP DM Awasthi has dismissed the accused policeman from service. He said that such criminal conduct by a police officer is unforgivable, and people with criminal instincts have no place in the police force.