Kerala, a southern Indian state, was the site of an appalling crime. A group of policemen viciously attacked and harmed a soldier who represented India itself – showing no reverence to this person’s crucial role in protecting their nation from harm.
Terrorism is defined as deliberately causing fear with violence; however these attackers had no care for army personnel beliefs or safety standards whatsoever. In most areas throughout India, soldiers are highly respected by both police forces and citizens alike – yet Kerala has proven not every place views them so honourably.
Our soldiers put their lives on the line every day to protect us and it’s a shame that they encountered such violence in Kerala. Unfortunately, due to inadequate public discourse around this issue no real action has been taken by authorities despite multiple instances of grievances from servicemen across India. We owe them our deepest respect for what they do each and every day – let’s hope something changes soon!
The heartbreaking story of a soldier who, after heroically protecting himself from an unprovoked attack by police officers in their serving uniforms, was held captive for 45 days and subjected to relentless torture under orders from station-incharge Aneesh Muhammed shocked the world. News outlets at both local and international levels began taking action against this injustice as soon as they heard about it.
The soldier, Vishnu’s tale of tremendous torture shocked and appalled; his recounting of blows from batons, cables, and kicks to the backbone incited a nationwide feeling of indignation. In response to this soldier’s courageous account, an extensive investigation by the Military was launched – leading SI Aneesh Muhammed alongside three other cops being punished with suspension for their actions.
To prevent him from serving in the border security force, the criminal-cops crushed the soldier’s fingers, with the intention of blocking him from using guns. There are also reports that SI Aneesh has links with a terrorist organization called SDPI that has been banned in India.
In many cases where policemen are found to be guilty of misconduct, they are merely suspended from duty for a few months. Often, the cases in which they are suspected are sabotaged by their colleagues or superiors. This allows them to continue their careers with little to no consequences. As a result, there is little to no accountability for the actions of policemen who break the law.
The Kerala Police have been accused of brutality after the visuals of them attacking a soldier and his brother went viral. He also alleges that the police made a false case against them. The visuals of the attack sparked an uproar on social media, with individuals asking that the police officer responsible be fired immediately. The video, which was widely circulated on social media, showed the police officer hitting the soldier with a baton and then pushing him to the ground.
The attack on a soldier in Kerala has caused a public outcry, with four people being suspended from the police force. However, the charges against them are very light and they could be reinstated in the service in a few months. This has led to criticism of the police force, with people questioning why the attackers were not dismissed from service. It is a grave lapse on the part of the police that they should not have informed about the arrest of a soldier in the nearest army regiment, according to the law.