Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Even as the administration is earnestly urging people to follow Covid safety protocols and making the use of masks mandatory, failing which fines are being imposed, two policemen were seen in broad daylight making “mince meat” of an auto driver in front of his minor son on Tuesday in the middle of the road for not wearing a mask.
The "Rowdy Rathores" were from Pardeshipura Police Station. SP (East) Ashutosh Bagri later suspended the cops. SP Bagri also asked CSP (Pardeshipura) Nihit Upadhya to probe the matter and aksed him to file a detailed report soon.
In the video, the police constables Gopal Jat and Mahesh Prajapat was seen assaulting Krishna Kunjir in Malwa Mill area.
The two policemen can be seen in the video putting their feet on the face of the victim. They also tore away his clothes. The incident happened when two policemen under the administration drive, “Roko-Toko” asked Krishna to put on his mask. They had a heated argument after which policemen following the administration order detaining him and were taking him to the police station.
After the man resisted, the cops as is seen in the video and stills “went beserk” and started beating him. They dragged him on to the road and began punching and kicking him. After a few minutes when the policemen did not stop assaulting him, public gathered there tried to intervene but in vain.
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Krishna’s minor son who was witness to his father’s assault, pleaded with the cops but was pushed aside. SP (east) Ashutosh Bagri said the incident was serious but the cops should not have behaved with the person in this manner.
Perhaps, he also said that they (the two constables) were following the orders of district administration, however, it spilled into an assault thus taking an ugly turn.
He also said it is required for police to remain strict as corona cases are increasing in the city in leaps and bounds and a certain amount of strictness is required but “such a body blow cannot be tolerated,” he concluded.