In a shocking incident from Thalassery, Kannur, Kerala, police have arrested a man who kicked a child leaning on his Tata Tiago. The act was caught on a CCTV camera and it became viral on social media platforms. Kerala Police have now arrested the culprit identified as Shihsad and registered a case against him on various sections.
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
The accused Shihshad has been slapped with various sections including Sections 308 (attempt to culpable homicide), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code. The information is given out by ACP Midhun Raj who also said that Section 308 is a non-bailable offence. The police have also seized the vehicle.
The incident happened on Thursday night at around 8 pm at Thalasserry. The car was parked in a no-parking zone. The six-year-old child identified as Ganesh sells balloons on the streets. When he saw the car parked, he leaned on the vehicle. Shishad, who was not present in the vehicle saw the child leaning on his Tata Tiago. He did not say a word to the child and kicked him straightaway. The boy was shocked to see the violent behaviour of the car owner.
Locals present around the incident quickly came to the rescue of the 6-year-old. However, after some argument, Shishad left the spot. The child sustained injuries to his back and was admitted to a local hospital. He is a child of migrant workers from Rajasthan.
Many prominent ministers and Child Rights chairman KV Manoj have responded to the incident. The police have finally nabbed the accused after the video clip became viral on social media.
CCTVs put to work
Most metropolitan cities now have a network of CCTV that is closely monitored by a team of police personnel. Police use evidence from the CCTVs to nab the lawbreakers. Even in this case, the police took the help of the CCTV footage to nab the accused. CCTVs have become an integral part of the security of any city in the country.
Police even use these networks of cameras to keep the cities crime free. The police issue a challan based on the violation by tracking the registration number. However, many online challans are wrong due to faulty number plates. Wrong challans can be challenged through the redressal portal of the traffic police. In recent times, the government and the authorities have worked to increase the challan amount. The increase in the fines is to reduce the number of violations and to make the roads safer.
India has one of the highest road accidents in the world and one of the highest ratios of fatal accidents. Many road users lose their lives due to rash driving and not following traffic rules. The aim of the surveillance is to reduce the number of people who do dangerous manoeuvres on the roads.