FAST FIVE: Footage Of Indian Police Beating Lockdown Violators Goes Viral
Footage Of Indian Police Beating Lockdown Violators Goes Viral With only 500 or so cases confirmed as of Tuesday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared in a late-night address that as of midnight (at the time, only a few hours away) the entire country of between 1.3 and 1.4 billion people would be placed under a strict lockdown.
Individuals would be allowed to leave just once per day to buy food, and only for trips to buy essential products like medicine, or to see a doctor.
But the police attacked us with sticks and beat us,” Barman said.
“Now we have nothing to eat.” Another local, Tarique Anwar, said he went out to buy milk and vegetables at a grocery store in Delhi's Jamia Nagar neighborhood, but was stopped by police, who ordered him to turn back.
“They charged inside and started abusing and beating me,” the store owner said.