A video of autorickshaw driver Roy carrying his 89-year-old father on his shoulder went viral, with social media users criticising the police for misuse of power during coronavirus lockdown
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According to reports, this heartbreaking incident took place when Roy, a native of Kulathupuzha, was on his way to bring back his father George from the Punalur Taluk Hospital. 500 metres away from the hospital, the policemen stopped Roy and asked for self-declaration form in view of lockdown restrictions.
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As Roy didn't have them, the policemen refused to allow him to move further even though he told them about his ailing father. “The policemen didn’t allow the autorickshaw to proceed because the driver didn’t have relevant documents to travel during lockdown,” said a senior officer.
As video of this incident went viral on social media, social media users have been criticising the police for misuse of power.
Last Updated 16, Apr 2020, 1:12 PM