A grab from video footage apparently showing a senior police officer groping a subordinate at a protest in Tamil Nadu. Photo: Times Now.

In a shocking video that has gone viral, an assistant commissioner of police appears to be groping a female sub-inspector during an anti-NEET protest in Tamil Nadu, according to media reports. The woman’s attempts to push him away prove futile.

The incident took place on September 4 in Coimbatore, where people had gathered to protest against the death of 17-year-old Anitha, who committed suicide after she failed to get a medical school seat.

The woman has not filed a complaint herself, but India Today reported that one was filed by the All India Democratic Women Association. An internal probe into the matter has been ordered.