The cop, identified as Shailendra Shukla, suddenly barged into the cultural function, climbed the stage, loaded his revolver in full public view and put it to the head of the dancer.
NEW DELHI: A police constable allegedly forced a dancer to continuously perform at gunpoint for an hour and showered currency notes worth Rs 30,000 on her at a function in Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur town.
On Monday night, the cop, identified as Shailendra Shukla, suddenly barged into the cultural function, climbed the stage, loaded his revolver in full public view and put it to the head of the dancer.
The horror played out on stage as the constable picked up his loaded firearm whenever the dancer showed signs of stopping due to exhaustion.
Shukla was also carrying Rs 100 and Rs 500 currency notes which he continuously rained on her, eyewitnesses said, adding that the constable was drunk and threatened both the dancer and audience at the venue.
“The dancer was so terrified that she initially lost her balance on the stage. But fearing for life, she somehow regained her composure and followed his order,” an eyewitness said.
Superintendent of Police, Shahjahanpur, Ramesh Chandra Sahu suspended Shukla on Tuesday evening and ordered an inquiry against the constable.
“We have suspended him with immediate effect and ordered a departmental inquiry against him. He will be attached with the police line till the inquiry is on,” the SP said.
He added that the probe will look into all the aspects of the episode.