A man in India claims police hammered nails into his hands and feet as punishment for being caught not wearing a face mask.
A video of the man crying in pain with a large nail sticking out of his hand was posted to Twitter, with the individual explaining that cops from Bareilly’s Baradari police station physically assaulted him before inflicting the brutal torture.
— Radhika Parashar (@_RadhikaReports) May 26, 2021
A Bareilly Police Superintendent subsequently made a statement announcing that the claims were being investigated.
थाना बारादरी क्षेत्रान्तर्गत एक युवक द्वारा पुलिसकर्मियों पर लगाये गये दुर्व्यवहार सम्बंधी आरोपों की जांच से पुष्टि नही होने के सम्बन्ध में वरिष्ठ पुलिस अधीक्षक जनपद बरेली की बाईट । #UPPolice @Uppolice @adgzonebareilly @igrangebareilly https://t.co/vs4Uz4xCId pic.twitter.com/mYi0m4qI7S
— Bareilly Police (@bareillypolice) May 26, 2021
Last month, police in Indore were also caught on camera ruthlessly kicking and stomping on a 35-year-old man who was on his way to visit his father in hospital.
These visuals from #Indore are saddening, police should be a bit more sensible. Stop such brutality. @makarandkale reports action has been taken by the govt against these policemen. pic.twitter.com/d8LxIpLcz3
— Utkarsh Singh (@utkarshs88) April 6, 2021
In the background, a child’s voice can be heard crying for “papa” as the man continues to be viciously assaulted by police.
Face mask rule violators at Marine Drive in Mumbai were also forced to do punishing exercise routines in the scorching sun while wearing face masks.
“Face mask rule violators at Marine Drive in Mumbai being made to do a “Murga” walk as punishment by Mumbai Police” Received on my ‘SignalWonderbox.’ A common punishment in the boarding school I attended. Comical, but physically taxing.I certainly won’t forget my mask!! pic.twitter.com/GnVY6NfasV
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) March 30, 2021
As we highlighted earlier this year, authorities in Bali also introduced a form of discipline for tourists caught not wearing face masks which involved forcing them to do push ups in public.