In the city of Janaldhar in the state of Punjab, a young boy named Anmol Mehmi has been booked on charges of “attempted murder” after he tried to escape a police check post and bumped his car into a policeman named Mulkh Raj. Mehmi kept on driving even after the police officer ended up atop the vehicle's bonnet.
The “horrific” video of this incident began making the rounds on Twitter on Saturday. Netizens sharing the video tagged senior officials from the Punjab police, along with state chief Amarinder Singh to get their attention to the deed.
This is Jalandhar's Milk bar Chowk, A Policeman is dragged on bonnet of a car driven by a young boy, who did not stop at a check post for checking horrific ! @capt_amarinder @DGPPunjabPolice pic.twitter.com/k3vI6DjJmP— Dilsedesh (@Dilsedesh) May 2, 2020
Soon afterwards, the Jalandhar Police commented on this video disclosing that Mehmi, along with his father Parminder Kumar have been booked for “attempted murder” for “almost running over Mulkh Raj”.
Jalandhar based Anmol Mehmi, driver of Ertiga vehicle,which almost ran over ASI Mulkh Raj, arrested& his father Parminder Kumar(owner),both booked for attempt to murder etc by @cp_jal— cp.jal (@cp_jal) May 2, 2020
Punjab Police has ‘zero tolerance policy’ against such acts @DGPPunjabPolice @Gurpree26280265
This is not the first time that police officials on duty have been physically assaulted amid the lockdown in India.
Reports and videos of police officials being beaten, spat on, and attacked have surface online several times during the lockdown.
The news comes on the same day 122 Central Reserve Police Force personnel tested positive for COVID-19, in a COVID-19 hot spot in Delhi.
Unarmed Muslim lady brutally beaten by male police in India...— Shhh... (@hatefreebharat) May 1, 2020
& Its routine pic.twitter.com/hKm4Y6mqIA