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A police constable in Indian capital New Delhi was suspended recently for indecently touching two female colleagues, and stripping and masturbating in front of another - Representational imageReuters

A police constable in New Delhi was suspended for inappropriately touching two female colleagues and masturbating in front of one of them.

The 33-year-old constable was reportedly in an inebriated state at southwest Delhi's police training camp where he committed the sex offences.

Senior police officials told a Daily Mail's MailOnline reporter that the incident took place on 22 July evening when the police personnel were having dinner at the training camp mess.

The constable was reportedly drunk when he approached the two women while they were having their dinner. He allegedly touched them inappropriately and apologised to them when they objected.

However, he consumed more alcohol and an hour later he climbed the terrace of the building, where he stripped in front of another female colleague and started masturbating.

The man was immediately suspended and a departmental inquiry has also been ordered, senior police officials told the online news portal.

According to data from Delhi Police department, from January 2014 to 10 July, 2017, nearly 2,026 city police personnel have been suspended by the vigilance department of the force for crimes including misconduct, corruption, involvement in crime and indiscipline.

Madhur Verma, deputy commissioner of police (crime branch) and the spokesperson of Delhi Police, said that Delhi Police has around 85,000 personnel.

"In most of the cases, apart from misconduct the other reasons leading to the suspension of cops are habitual absence from duty, indiscipline especially in court monitoring," Verma said.

"Serious charges against the cops include bad or inappropriate behaviour, involvement in crime, corruption, negligence in law and order situation or inaction in a case."

Cases of corruption are reportedly the most common reasons for dismissals or terminations of police personnel in the capital.