Jodhpur, Jun 05, 2020: A video showing some police personnel thrashing a man in Rajasthan`s Jodhpur following a heated argument for not wearing a face mask has become viral on the social media platforms.
The viral video shows four to five policemen from the Pratapnagar Police Station thrashing and manhandling the man who was later identified as Mukesh Kumar, Zee reported.
According to the police, Kumar got into a heated argument with the policemen and tore their uniforms after he was found roaming without wearing a mask.
According to some eyewitnesses, the man was not wearing a mask and got into a bitter fight with the Pratapnagar police station cops who were ensuring compliance with the Centre’s lockdown guidelines in the area.
The man, who has a criminal record, attacked them, tore their uniforms and name tags. The police said that the man is of aggressive nature and has an old case registered against him for beating his father and damaging his eye.
A case has been registered against the man in this connection.
The incident comes at a time when wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing has been mandated by authorities in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country.