Jodhpur constable kneels on man’s neck for not wearing a mask, video goes viral
In a stark reminder of the George Floyd case, a video of a police constable kneeling on the neck of a man for not wearing a mask in Jodhpur has gone viral on social media. Jodhpur DCP (West) Priti Chandra, however, said the cop had acted in self defence to prevent the man from attacking him.
The incident took place on Thursday when Mukesh Kumar Prajapat was caught roaming without a mask by two police constables. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the government has made it mandatory for citizens to wear a mask before stepping out.
The cops alleged that Prajapat started slapping and hitting them when they tried to control him.
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“A constable clicked the person’s photo when he was not wearing a mask. And when the constable approached him and inquired why he was not wearing a mask, the person immediately pulled up a mask and threatened them that he will gouge their eyes,” Jodhpur DCP (West) Priti Chandra said.