ANANTNAG: A policeman was caught on camera making obscene gestures to the female students of Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) Awantipora on Monday, as the students were leaving home after day long protests at the university.
The video has since gone viral over social media, including social networking site Facebook and messaging application Whatsapp.
The 35-second video has caught the gun wielding policeman making vulgur gestures at the female students, sitting in University buses, while he also regulates the traffic.
The cop can be seen in the video making the same gesture twice at two different buses carrying female students.
Students at the IUST had been protesting throughout the day on Monday demanding release of a B.Tech student arrested by the police.
Police fired tear smoke shells into the campus to quell the protests, triggering violent clashes which continued throughout the day as adamant students refused to leave the campus unless the B.Tech student was released.
The B.Tech student-along with three other students arrested during Monday’s protests-were released late evening putting an end to the protests.
The students left the university at about 7:45 PM Monday evening and that is when the video was shot by some unidentified person.
SSP Awantipora, Zahid Malik, had told Kashmir Reader on Monday that the police were investigating the video.
He, however, did not attend calls made by this reporter on Tuesday to know the status of the “investigation”.