Drunk gang assaults cop, arrested with the help of app

A police head constable was chased and attacked with a sword-like object after he stopped three men who were allegeldly riding a motorbike in a drunken state.

The victim’s name is Anbazhagan, who was on beat duty when he was attacked by three men and the cop managed to take pictures of the attackers.

Following the attack, three accused have been arrested with the help of a recently launched app and the victim was admitted to a hospital.

The application has the ability to scan the face of a suspect and look up for the person in the inventory comprising known offenders in a span of seconds.

“While Anbazhagan was busy looking up for matches using the application, one amongst the trio attacked him with a knife, inflicting multiple injuries,” the police said.

The arrested have been identified as Sathishkumar, 31 of Nolambur, Panneerselvam, 24 of Koyambedu and Ranjith, 22 of Thiruverkadu.