to a Reuters article, two policemen were suspended in the eastern
Indian city of Calcutta after one of them allegedly bit the
hand of a truckdriver who refused to pay a bribe.
occurred Sunday after two cops pulled the trucker over for a
routine inspection. "It seems the police vehicle driver
was desperate to extract money from the truckdriver," Deputy
Commissioner of Calcutta Police Harman Prit Singh told Reuters.
"The policeman went berserk when the truckdriver didn't
cooperate and they got into a scuffle. That's when the truckdriver's
hand was bitten." Police officers, who are often poorly
paid, commonly ask for bribes in exchange for tearing up tickets
to supplement income, Reuters reported. The trucker later complained
to senior police officials that the cop bit his hand, Reuters
reported. Police could not say whether the bite was serious.
Reuters the other officer was suspended for failure to restrain
his partner. "We're investigating the whole incident,"