Three cops who tied a woman on a motorbike and dragged her on the tarmac have been arrested.

The three, a senior police officer in Kuresoi South and two of his juniors were filmed committing the disheartening crime after 21-year-old Mercy Cherono was allegedly accused of theft.

The arrests came after the video went viral on social media.

A tweet by Directorate of Criminal Investigation stated that the three were in lawful custody and helping with further investigations into the matter.

The Independent Police Oversight Authority has also launched a probe into the incident.

Cherono who was brutally beaten by police officers suffered broken bones, a cut on the head and soft tissue injuries on her hands.

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