Two students of Udaipur’s Delhi Public School were allegedly bitten by a traffic constable for allegedly not wearing helmet, police said on Saturday. The family members of the minor boys have lodged a complaint in the matter, expressing concern over the cruelty inflicted by a law enforcing officer.
The boys, Nabil Sheikh and Yatharth Devpura, were allegedly bitten by a traffic constable at Fatahpura circle for not wearing the safety gear on Friday afternoon. The Class 11 students claimed that they showed their helmets to the cop, but he was not satisfied and bit their hands.
Shabbir Husain, father of Nabil, told reporters that the boy did not disclose the matter till his hand became sore on Friday night. Nabil was provided medical aid at the MB Hospital and later released.
“It is annoying that two minors were bitten by a traffic cop for not wearing helmets…They can be penalised for flouting traffic rules, but biting them reflects the cruel face of the police,” Shabbir said.
The families have lodged an oral complaint with the traffic department. Sub-inspector (traffic) Hemant Kumar confirmed that he received a call from the parents about the incident and said strict action would be taken against the guilty cop. He said no written complaint had been received in the matter so far.