A day after violence hit the national capital, Delhi, another video surfaced on social media on Thursday, August 8, which showed a group of Kanwariyas vandalising a police van in Uttar Pradesh. According to media reports, the group attacked policemen and vandalised their vehicles following an arguement with them in the Bulandshahr district in UP. After the violent incident, the police have registered a case against the accused.
The incident comes after a video circulated on social media of a car being smashed by kanwariyas at Moti Nagar in west Delhi while 2 cops quietly watched the incident, which lead to widespread anguish among people on Wednesday. The incident reportedly took place on August 7.
The incident occurred after a nearby car touched or brushed against a kanwariya. The enraged man then abused the driver and the other person in the car, reportedly a woman, who then slapped the man. The situation escalated when the youth called his friends and vented their anguish by destroying the car using sticks and baseball bats.
The incident brought traffic in the area and hapless passerby commuters watched the violence, it was also noted by 2 cops who reached the spot. By the time more police officials reached the spot, the group fled.
Meanwhile, another video went viral, which showed Additional Director General of Uttar Pradesh Police Prashant Kumar showering rose petals on the devotees. Kumar was caught on camera showering rose petals on the Kanwariyas from a helicopter on Wednesday.
The video which has been widely shared on social media showed that Kumar was accompanied by Meerut Commissioner Anita Meshram and other senior officials.