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Police thrash people in Karnataka's Belgaum for violating lockdown

The police on Thursday thrashed people who had gone to offer prayers at a mosque despite the nationwide lockdown in force.

ANI | Belgaum (Karnataka) | Updated: 26-03-2020 23:02 IST | Created: 26-03-2020 23:02 IST
Police thrash people in Karnataka's Belgaum for violating lockdown
Belgaum police on Thursday thrashed people who had gone to offer prayers at a mosque despite the nationwide lockdown in force. Photo/ANI. Image Credit: ANI

The police on Thursday thrashed people who had gone to offer prayers at a mosque despite the nationwide lockdown in force. In a video, the police personnel can be seen thrashing the people with batons while they were leaving after offering prayers at a local mosque here.

In another incident in Rajasthan's Pratapgarh, the police made few youngsters hop along a road and even gave the 'murga,' punishment to a few of them for violating the restrictions. Similarly in Uttar Pradesh's Budaun, the police made people hop along a road with their bags strapped on their backs as a punishment. The people were possibly going to their native places.

In the video of the Budaun incident, a few men can be seen being made to hop along the road with a stick-wielding policeman keeping a watch. SSP Budaun told ANI that an investigation is being conducted into the incident and expressed an apology for the police's behaviour.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced a 21-day countrywide lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus, saying that "social distancing" is the only option to deal with the highly contagious disease. (ANI)

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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