Jallikattu violence: Shocking video shows cops vandalising property
In several videos which have been going viral, police can be seen damaging public property
As Tamil Nadu is simmering with protests in support of Jallikkattu, videos of violent outbursts by protesters and police are getting immense coverage in Social Media.
A video aired on some local channels in Chennai shows a policeman setting fire to an auto-rickshaw, allegedly during Monday's violence that marred what had been a lengthy and peaceful campaign supporting Jallikattu, the bull-taming sport. The video was tweeted by Kamal Haasan as well, amongst many others.
What is this. Please explain some one pic.twitter.com/MMpFXHSOVk
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) January 23, 2017
In several other videos which have been going viral, police can be seen damaging public property and physically hurting the public.
Following Haasan's tweet, many other videos and tweets came up.
@ikamalhaasan Thanks A Lot For Posting This ! This Is All Done By Police Only !! Who Is Behind This ?
— ViGnEsH HaRi ™ (@vigneshhari1) January 23, 2017
— Dina (@dina_7248) January 23, 2017
However, these videos do not change the fact that the police handled the situation efficiently at Marina. And they cannot absolve the people who unleashed violence and indulged in arson and vandalism in some parts of Chennai.
A live cast on News 18 shows a mob setting a car on fire, throwing stones at the police and then challenging them to attack.
The opposite side of the police atrocity story from Chennai #2 Who are these people? https://t.co/rItKIqZ2cL
— Karthik (@beastoftraal) January 23, 2017
However, the authenticity of these videos couldn't be verified.
NDTV's Uma Sudhir showed the footage on her phone to senior police officer K Shankar, who said "Strict action will be taken against deviant elements." However, another police officer TK Rajendran said, "Videos of police surfacing on social media are morphed, it's a matter of investigation."