A Telangana man has alleged he was assaulted by a policeman in Mahbubabad district on Sunday.
Movies of the confrontation between the 2 have been broadly shared on-line, and present the person (holding on to his eight-year-old daughter) in heated dialogue with a senior police officer over a Sub-Inspector who, he claims, slapped him after stopping him for not carrying a helmet.
No video is accessible of the alleged assault itself.
The movies shared on-line present passers-by stopping and providing assist to the person – recognized as Srinivas – in his argument with the police, however the are shooed away by the cops. Undaunted, extra individuals later gathered to assist Srinivas and his protests in opposition to the police.
One of many movies exhibits Srinivas (in a crimson t-shirt) arguing with the police officer. A small crowd of individuals stand round Srinivas, seemingly held at bay by a couple of different policemen.
Srinivas and his daughter had been reportedly going to purchase greens when a police constable stopped him for not carrying a helmet. Sub-Inspector Munirullah intervened and allegedly slapped him in entrance of his daughter.
“You possibly can high quality me… elevate a challan… however why do you have to hit me?” Srinivas is heard asking within the video.
Pleased with this #BraveCitizen who stood as much as query vanity of & violence by man in uniform; residents deserve respect & dignity; concern can’t be the device for policing; what number of of those policemen can query a political VIP for comparable / higher offences? @ndtv@ndtvindiahttps://t.co/VAcK4aaMIa
— Uma Sudhir (@umasudhir) December 6, 2021
The younger woman appears to be like visibly disturbed by the developments and breaks down a couple of instances. Her father reassures her: “We now have not completed any mistaken, don’t fret.”
District police in-charge Koti Reddy mentioned the person had verbally abused Munirullah.
The daughter’s model of occasions was recorded by a neighborhood in one other video.
On digicam, she says they had been stopped and her father was scolded for not carrying a helmet. She additionally mentioned his bike keys had been confiscated and, when her father protested, the Sub-Inspector slapped him.
Social media feedback on the video have slammed the incident as a case of police vanity and extra. Some in contrast it to the preliminary days of the Covid-induced lockdown when policemen reportedly turned unreasonably violent in opposition to residents of their zest to implement the principles.
That Srinivas stood his floor and questioned the alleged police extra additionally got here in for appreciation.