A traffic cop has been suspended in India after being caught on camera physically and verbally assaulting a woman with disabilities.

Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Narayana was on duty near Bengaluru's town hall in the Indian state of Karnataka when a woman allegedly threw a stone at him following an argument on Jan. 24, the Indian Express reported.

The stone injured the officer. Enraged by the incident, Narayana ended up assaulting the woman with physical and intellectual disabilities, according to The News Minute.

Narayana was caught on camera pulling the woman by the hair and then repeatedly kicking her while she was down on the ground. The officer also verbally assaulted the woman throughout the altercation.

As seen in the now-viral clip, several bystanders and a couple of officers were around at the time of the incident. However, no one came to the woman's aid.

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"In the video, ASI Narayana appeared to misbehave with the woman," the traffic police department said in a statement. "Not only has he misused his power by misbehaving with the woman, but he has also failed in his duty. In this regard and in keeping with disciplinary measures, he was suspended on January 29."

Besides going viral, the video has also drawn criticism online, with some accusing the cop of using excessive force on the woman.

Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra also spoke up about the incident Sunday, confirming that the cop has been suspended and an investigation is underway.

"The police official who used foul language and attacked a helpless woman has been suspended and an inquiry has been ordered," he said, as per Hindustan Times. "No matter who it is, law cannot be taken into their hands and the police are no exception."

Narayana later filed a complaint against the woman under Section 332 (Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty) and Section 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of the Indian Penal Code.

Last year, police officers from Missouri were accused of using excessive force on citizens after a bystander video showing them setting their K9 on a suspect went viral on social media. The clip showed the cops standing by as the dog mauled the suspect during an arrest.

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