On Friday morning, officials of Police department arrested a young man for brutally kicking a son of migrants from Rajasthan just for leaning on his car. After arresting him, Thalassery police said that the accused named Shihsad of Ponnayam Palam in Kannur is being taken into custody for committing such cruel act.
DIG Rahul R Nair of Kannur rage said that the police will take strict action against him and have charged attempt of murder against Shihsad. The incident took place around 8 PM on Thursday at Thalassery. When the car was parked on the roadside, Ganesh, the boy who sells balloons on the streets, approached the car and leaned on the car, which was parked on the roadside.
Shihsad who came back to the car, lost his cool on seeing the boy leaning on his car and had kicked him on his back. In the CCTV footage that is going viral in the social media platforms, the boy could be seen stunned on facing such violent treatment.
Here’s the viral video :
Police refused to register FIR and tried to protect the perpetrator. It was the natives who took the child to the hospital. This incident shook the conscience of the Keralites. Stringent action should be taken against the police officers who tried to downplay the issue. pic.twitter.com/xJwFJAQmZh
— K Surendran (@surendranbjp) November 4, 2022
Check out some of the reactions that surfaced in the internet regarding the incident :
To break the arrogance of the guilty, as a monetary penalty on him, as much as the cost of his car, the FD of the same amount should be deposited in the child’s account for the child’s education and health.
— Adv Anant Sanjar (@anantsanjar) November 4, 2022
Never expected this from Kerala.Shocking behaviour .
— MR (@Inquisi76671639) November 4, 2022
There should be zero tolerance on cruelty against minors.
— Suresh Mondal (@SureshM82185305) November 4, 2022
Culprit should be arrested and jailed for 100 days without https://t.co/jbDHxc8hn2 can he do this to a 6 year old child??
— Geo Chacko @ Kochi (@9287529618Geo) November 4, 2022
That to for a cheap car…
— BONAM KIRAN KUMAR (@BONAMKIRANKUMAR) November 4, 2022
Though the auto drivers, who were watching the incident tried to question Shihsad, he got into his car and drove away. Child Rights Commission have sought report from the police in connection with the incident. Chairman KV Manoj kumar has said that the commission will intervene in the incident and would provide maximum support for the family of Ganesh.
Minister Veena George said that, the women and Child development department would ensure proper treatment and legal support for Ganesh and his family. The minister said that the incident was so cruel and shocking.