Police brutality causes another death

A middle-aged man allegedly died as he suffered from police brutality for violating the lockdown implemented by the government of India

Youth in India allegedly dies due to police brutality. This unfortunate incident happened as the police supposedly baton-charged at Lal Swami for violating the lockdown implemented due to the widespread of coronavirus.The 32-year old, Lal Swami, from Howrah West Bengal went out to get milk for his family when he was brutally beaten up by the police. He later died due to the injuries and the family claims that he allegedly died to police brutality. The police have denied the charge. According to the authorities, Howrah resident Lal Swami died after suffering a cardiac arrest and that he was already suffering from heart ailments. A local hospital declared him brought dead. While speaking to the Bengali channel, his wife alleged that he faced police lathi-charge when the personnel was clearing a gathering on the streets. The victim was rushed to a local hospital, he has declared brought dead. West Bengal has so far recorded 10 coronavirus cases and 1 death.

The supposed fatal beating is the most serious in a series of assaults by Indian police, many of them documented on camera, against people discovered out in public since the government imposed an unprecedented 21-day lockdown Wednesday.


Public displeasure was just aggravated by a video tweeted and afterward deleted, by a police superintendent in Chandigarh, which demonstrated an official spraying his lathis with disinfectant before going out to enforce the lockdown. The video, which was in this way reposted by other Twitter user, was captioned: “Full tyari”

Shashi Tharoor, a member of Parliament for Thiruvananthapuram, tweeted that he had been getting reports from the nation over that police were beating delivery men and individuals leaving their home to purchase basic necessities, with lathis.

“I appeal to [Delhi police and] police everywhere to stop this violent harassment,” he wrote. “Controls are OK. Violence is not.”

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