A police inspector from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh was removed from his post after a viral video showed an elderly woman pleading the cop to register an FIR against the death of her grandson, NDTV reported on Sunday, 20 Janaury.
According to the report, 75-year-old Brahma Devi had approached Tej Prakash Singh posted at the Gudamba police station to register a case against the death of her grandson, Akash Yadav who died on 18 January.
In the video, Devi can be seen touching the Singh’s feet, in an apparent gesture to pursue the cop to register an FIR. The video of crying Devi pleading the cop has been doing rounds on the internet.
This video is testimony of the ordeal a common man has to undergo to register an FIR at police station. The elderly woman is literally begging inspector at Lucknow's Gudamba PS and later falls on insp's feet to register an FIR in the death of her son. pic.twitter.com/PO5GWYgi1y— Sunil Yadav (@isunilyadav_) January 20, 2019
Ironically, Gudamba police station ranked among the ‘top three police stations in India’ and was awareded for ‘extremely courteous staff’ in 2018 by Union Minister Rajnath Singh.
Speaking to the media, relatives of the labourer said that the family of the Yadav had gone to the police station to register a case against Ajay Gupta, owner of the the plywood factory.
Singh was removed and sent to the front lines by the Lucknow police. Following Singh’s removal, a case was registered against Gupta, however, the latter has been missing since the day of the incident.
(With inputs from NDTV)
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