The incident that had happened in Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh on Monday was dangerously shocking and heart-wrenching.
In what could be termed as a shocking crime in Bhopal, two policemen were attacked by two unknown people in Itwara area, allegedly because they asked them to stay indoors during the nationwide lockdown.
Both police personnel were stabbed by two men in Bhopal amid the shutdown. The personnel are said to be from the Talaiya Police Station, they were injured in the attack.
The incident took place on Monday when the cops were patrolling the area. They saw a group of around 20 people roaming freely close to a mosque during the shutdown, according to Talaiya SHP DP Singh. The personnel asked them to follow the coronavirus lockdown rules and asked them to go back to their houses.
On this, two hardened criminals attacked constables with knives. Very soon their associates joined them and started thrashing them. Both constables were admitted to a nearby hospital where they are being treated. The accused were identified as Shahid Kabootar and Mohsin Kachodi.
While one constable was hit by a knife in the hand, the other sustained injury on his shoulder. The constables were Laxman Yadav and Sarish Kumar.
Taking strong objection of the incident, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday morning ordered the police to book the miscreants under the National Security Act (NSA).
“It may be ‘Kabootar’ or ‘Kachodi’, no one will be spared. Goons engaged in spreading anarchy would be taught a lesson. These goons would be dealt with NSA,” Chouhan tweeted, referring to the surnames of those accused.
The incident occurs amid the rising number of cases of the novel coronavirus disease in Bhopal. As many as 74 coronavirus cases have been confirmed on Tuesday.
Officials said that a case of attempted murder has been filed against the two, but they have not been arrested yet (till news was written). According to officials, both the main accused have a history of crime; different cases having been registered against them in the past.
Such cases of brutal attacks on policemen, doctors, nurses, healthcare workers are increasingly happening across the country ever since India implemented closedown across the country for 21 days.
Last week, four locals were booked by police under NSA for assaulting doctors on duty in Indore.