A still from the video.
A still from the video.

Man beaten up by cops for 'spitting' on them

ANI | Updated: Apr 20, 2020 23:09 IST


Pune (Maharashtra) [India], April 20 (ANI): In a viral video, the policemen were seen beating a man after he allegedly spat on the policemen in Kothrud area here on Sunday.
"The man, who spat at the cops, has been identified as Amit Kumar Verma. He had fled a shelter home. When the police caught him, he abused and spat on them," said Police Inspector Pratibha Joshi.
She added: "He was adamant on going home. He said -- 'I want to go back to Patna. Over here, I am not able to get any cigarettes or alcohol.' When he was dragged inside the shelter home by police and members of the public, he spat on them."

Joshi further said that the accused further went to use derogatory language towards the policemen. "We repeatedly assured him that we would drop him off to his doorstep but he still went on a rampage of abuses."
When asked about whether the accused may be suffering from a psychological problem, she said that it may likely be the case. "It seems that is the case. We cannot even file an FIR against him nor can we arrest him or even send him back to Bihar," she said.
According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 4,203 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Maharashtra of which 507 patients have recovered and discharged while 223 fatalities have been reported, as of Monday. (ANI)

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