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Jodhpur witnesses repeat of George Floyd like incident, with a twist

Jaipur: A video has gone viral on social media displaying what may very well be referred to as Jodhpur’s George Floyd second with a twist, displaying cops throwing an individual on the bottom and urgent his neck with their knees for roaming round with no masks.

Nonetheless, not like the unlucky incident in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the cops in Jodhpur reportedly acted after the particular person, stated to be mentally challenged, turned violent after being confronted by the police.

George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died after being arrested by the police outdoors a store in Minneapolis within the US on Could 25. Footage confirmed a white officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeling on Floyd’s neck for a number of minutes whereas he was pinned to the ground. He was pronounced useless later within the hospital, triggering widespread protests throughout the US.

Nonetheless, within the Jodhpur incident, the person, identifed as Mukesh Kumar Prajapat, didn’t die however as a substitute began combating with the policemen.

Jodhpur law enforcement officials confirmed that the video was shot within the metropolis on Thursday after the police needed to challenge a challan towards the person for roaming on the streets with out carrying a masks earlier than he began manhandling the police.

The video exhibits a cop urgent his neck along with his knee whereas two different cops held the younger man’s legs. An enormous crowd gathered when the scuffle broke out.

In the meantime, the SHO of Dev Nagar police station, Somkaran, stated that the police have been issuing a challan to Prajapat when he attacked them and tore their uniform. An FIR has been lodged towards Prajapat on a grievance lodged by the Pratap Nagar police station. He will likely be produced within the court docket later within the day.

Prajapat is alleged to be mentally challenged and had broken his father’s eye earlier for which a case was registered towards him, the poice stated. Motion is being initiated towards Prajapat below the Epidemic Act, they added.

Right here’s the viral video:

(IANS)

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