09 January 2019
Kolkata: The District Magistrate (DM) of Alipurduar Nikhil Nirmal has been caught on camera beating a local youth inside the Falakata police station. The video is making rounds on social media and reports say that the Bengal cadre IAS officer has been suspended.
The youth allegedly posted some lewd comments on Nikhil’s wife Nandini Krishna’s Facebook wall after which he was summoned to the police station. In the video, one can see that the duo started beating him up mercilessly in the presence of the IIC and other police officers.
Even after the youth pleads for mercy, the District Magistrate did not seem to heed his pleas. He is even heard intimidating the accused, “I will let no one do anything to me in my district. I can even barge into your house and kill you.”
The accused, Binod Sarkar, is a resident of Harinathpur in Falakata.