Man accuses cop of hammering nails into foot for violating curfew

A senior official said the injuries were self-inflicted to dodged arrest in a case registered against him

Due to surging cases of corona in country, lockdown were imposed across the country in order to contain the spread of virus. Since then many people were seen violating the lockdown and police come up with several kind of punishment, sometimes harsh sometimes innovative.

Now a man in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly on Wednesday accused police of hammering nails into his hand and foot for allegedly violating the COVID-19 curfew but the claim was denied by a senior official and said the injuries were self-inflicted.

The man identified Ranjit, a resident of JogiNavada, along with his mother, reached Baradari police station with nails drilled in his hand and foot, and blamed the police.

However, Bareilly SSP Rohit Singh Sajwan repudiated the accusations and said they baseless and were self-inflicted to dodged arrest in a case registered against him at Baradari police station.

An FIR was registered against Ranjit, on May 24 for misbehaving with a police constable who had asked him not to stroll without a mask in public.

The FIR was registered under IPC sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intention to provoke breach of peace), 506 (criminal intimidation), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 188 (disobedience to order duty promulgated by public servant) and 270 (malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life).

The police went to Ranjit's house on Tuesday night, but he was not there. In 2019, Ranjit was arrested by the police for entering a temple in an intoxicated state and damaging the idols there.

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