A senior IPS officer of Madhya Pradesh who may have grilled many in his career reportedly hit his wife when he was questioned by her. He now faces trouble after a video of him beating his wife went viral.

The argument is said to have taken place between the couple over the officer's affair with another woman after he was allegedly caught with her red-handed in a compromising position.

The officer however claimed that the relationship between the two is strained and that they have been sleeping separately over the last few years and that she tried to attack him with a knife.

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The senior official says he was only trying to defend himself from the attack. The viral video shows the officer slapping his wife and twisting her hands and pinning her down.

The accused officer is identified as Purushottam Sharma and it is yet to be ascertained if any action against him has been initiated

It’s worthy to note that his name was shortlisted for the DGP’s post during Kamal Nath’s chief ministerial tenure, a report stated