In a state that is ultra-protective of cows, a man in the city of Bariley, Uttar Pradesh (UP) was punished by the cops for not wearing a mask - in a shockingly brutal way.
Large iron nails were hammered into the hands and feet of this relatively young man, whose name remains unclear in the clip.
A video of the wailing man in pain emerged on social media on Tuesday, showing him narrating the horrible tale of how security personnel physically assaulted him and hammered nails into his body for not wearing a mask.
WARNING! The following video is diturbing and may offend sensibilities
As per Subhash Yadav who posted the video on his Facebook wall, the mother of this man blamed police officials from the Baradari police station in Bariley for physically assaulting her son.
At present, UP Police have not publicly addressed the matter.
This is not the first case of police brutality that has surfaced on India's social media segment.
These visuals from #Indore are saddening, police should be a bit more sensible. Stop such brutality. @makarandkale reports action has been taken by the govt against these policemen. pic.twitter.com/d8LxIpLcz3— Utkarsh Singh (@utkarshs88) April 6, 2021
Mumbai Police have also drawn flak recently for making unmasked people do exercises under the scorching sun as punishment.
“Face mask rule violators at Marine Drive in Mumbai being made to do a “Murga” walk as punishment by Mumbai Police” Received on my ‘SignalWonderbox.’ A common punishment in the boarding school I attended. Comical, but physically taxing.I certainly won’t forget my mask!! pic.twitter.com/GnVY6NfasV— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) March 30, 2021
After continuous incidents like these, time and again, Indians have pointed out that Indian cops must focus on assisting people and helping them instead of abusing the power that comes to them with their Khaki uniforms.
This is not acceptable. First, it seems he is not criminal and if he is then there should be some protocol to interrogation. This will only create a untrust and hate for police in citizens. https://t.co/OgyI0XN933— rakendu pandey (@pandey_rakendu) April 7, 2021