On Thursday, a video went viral where a policeman can be seen mercilessly thrashing a man who was holding his daughter in his arms. Inspector Vinod Kumar Mishra who was in the video has been suspended after UP police received severe flak over the incident.
The incident took place in the district hospital in Kanpur Dehat’s Akbarpur town.
सशक्त कानून व्यवस्था वो है जहां कमजोर से कमजोर व्यक्ति को न्याय मिल सके।
यह नहीं कि न्याय मांगने वालों को न्याय के स्थान पर इस बर्बरता का सामना करना पड़े,यह बहुत कष्टदायक है।भयभीत समाज कानून के राज का उदाहरण नहीं है।
सशक्त कानून व्यवस्था वो है जहां कानून का भय हो,पुलिस का नहीं। pic.twitter.com/xoseGpWzZH
— Varun Gandhi (@varungandhi80) December 10, 2021
In the video, a cop was seen caning a man who was holding his daughter in his arms. It can be seen in the video that the man was crying while appealing to not to hurt the child. “Bachhe ko lag jayegi (The child will get hurt),” the man said.
Few seconds later, other policemen attempted to take the girl child away from the man’s arms. The man refused to give the child, saying “Iska maa bhi nahi hain (The child doesn’t have a mother)“.
Kanpur Dehat Police Says
Hours later, a video was posted by Kanpur Dehat’s Additional Superintendent of Police Ghanshyam Chaurasia saying, “A few people were spreading lawlessness in the area, shutting down the Out Patients’ Department (OPD) of the hospital and scaring the patients away.”
He added, “The man’s brother, the chief instigator, is an employee of the district hospital in Kanpur Dehat’s Akbarpur and a “regular nuisance maker” who bit the police inspector’s hand while the victim also obstructed the police.”
— Kanpur Dehat Police (@kanpurdehatpol) December 9, 2021
In another post shared in connection to the incident by UP police stated, “while controlling the incident, the cop showed insensitivity… he has been suspended with immediate effect.”
“Such conduct on the part of police personnel despite repeated instructions to respect the dignity of every citizen is not acceptable,” stated the tweet.
It further added, “some protestors had locked the OPD of the District Hospital and disrupted its services. The Police was attacked when they went to restore order on the request of the Chief Medical Superintendent following which use of mild force was done which is no justification for the insensitivity by the policeman.”
जनपद कानपुर देहात में एक बच्चे को गोद में लिए हुए व्यक्ति पर पुलिस द्वारा लाठीचार्ज किये जाने के प्रकरण को अत्यंत गम्भीरता से लेते हुए @adgzonekanpur को प्रकरण की तत्काल जाँच करवाकर दोषी पुलिसकर्मियों के विरुद्ध कार्यवाही करने हेतु निर्देशित किया गया है।(1/2) pic.twitter.com/o4D0VMoHhU
— UP POLICE (@Uppolice) December 9, 2021