On October 16, 2023, a video surfaced from the Indra Market Post Office area of Sion, Mumbai, showing a young man identified as Ayaan Rizwan Khan being apprehended by officers from the Sion Police Station.
The video footage dating back to October 10th has come to light, showing Ayaan being detained and allegedly subjected to police abuse. The video also captures police using derogatory language directed towards women.
The video, which has since gone viral on social media, depicted a scene in which police officers can be seen physically restraining and beating Ayaan while he protested his innocence.
During the altercation, Ayaan is heard pleading with the officers, claiming he is a student and that he was being subjected to unwarranted violence.
“I’m a student, you’re beating me for no reason,” he says in the video.
Leaders and activists have responded to the disturbing footage. Samajwadi Party leader Abu Asim Azmi took to Twitter to share the video, demanding immediate action from Deputy Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis and Mumbai Police Commissioner. Azmi urged them to investigate the incident thoroughly and ensure that appropriate measures are taken against the involved police officers.