A police inspector from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh was removed from his post after a viral video showed an elderly woman pleading the cop to register an FIR against the death of her grandson.
This video is testimony of the ordeal a common man has to undergo to register an FIR at police station. The elderly woman is literally begging inspector at Lucknow’s Gudamba PS and later falls on insp’s feet to register an FIR in the death of her son. pic.twitter.com/PO5GWYgi1y
— Sunil Yadav (@isunilyadav_) January 20, 2019
According to the report, 75-year-old Brahma Devi had approached Tej Prakash Singh posted at the Gudamba police station to register a case against the death of her grandson, Akash Yadav who died on 18 January by getting crushed under a malfunctioning machine at a plywood company he worked at.
In the video, Devi can be seen touching the Singh’s feet, in an apparent gesture to pursue the cop to register an FIR as he casually sits on his chair. The video of crying Devi pleading the cop has been doing rounds on the internet.
Ironically, Gudamba police station ranked among the ‘top three police stations in India’ and was awareded for ‘extremely courteous staff’ in 2018 by Union Minister Rajnath Singh.
The woman had gone to the police station to register a case against Ajay Gupta, owner of the the plywood factory.
Singh was removed and sent to the front lines by the Lucknow police. Following Singh’s removal, a case was registered against Gupta, however, the latter has been missing since the day of the incident.