Policeman pleads repeat offenders, says 'I felt helpless, frustrated'

Elias Hubbard
October 11, 2017

However, a policeman in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district is getting famous for doing something unexpected.

The photo was tweeted by Abhishek Goyal, an IPS officer of the Karnataka cadre, at 7 am and has since been retweeted almost 1900 times. IPS officer Abhishek Goyal also wrote on Twitter, "What else can he do?"

We are a little confused though, whether you should call this family of five caught riding one bike without helmets, or the seemingly defeated and frustrated police officer who chose to bow and fold his hands to this family, possibly baffled by their ignorance or in an attempt to mock their guts to openly flout laws. The man on the bike was identified as K Hanumantharayudu. This time he was riding his motorcycle with two of his sons sitting on the fuel tank and his wife and a female relative behind him.

Shubh Kumar has been conducting road safety programmes in the Madakasira area for the past four months by showing videos of road safety and awareness. Shubh Kumar said that his mind went blank when he saw the five of them riding so dangerously.

"I asked him to think of the safety of his family as he did not have the minimum sense of responsibility towards them".

When confronted, Hanumantharayudu smiled at the inspector.

As the two kids were sitting on the fuel tank, he had little room to manoeuvre because their legs were stuck to the handlebar. Despite constant awareness campaigns, people still take the law of helmet-wearing lightly, an act that can prove fatal. "Accidents happen like that only", Indian Express reported Kumar as saying.

Hanumantharayudu is a repeat offender and has been warned several times, says Shubh Kumar. Among the 2,600 people who have "retweeted" it are Bengaluru City Police and Bengaluru Traffic Police.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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