Head constable Eknath Parte was beaten up by a woman on October 23 in south Mumbai’s Kalbadevi area and a video of the incident later went viral on social media.
According to officials, the woman was riding pillion on a two-wheeler with 32-year-old Mohsin Shaikh both without helmets. Traffic police officer stopped them and issued a fine.
A heated argument ensued between them and Tiwari caught Parte by his uniform and started assaulting him. Mohsin Shaikh, co-accused in the case is seen making a video of the assault,Here’s the video
Several people demanded strong action against the woman and her associate who was with her on the two-wheeler for the attack on police, who are performing their duty amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a police official said.
The accused persons were later arrested, he said.
Eknath Parte was lauded by his seniors for not losing his temper while the woman was thrashing him, he said.
He was felicitated by Assistant Commissioner of Police Lata Donde and a video of the same was posted on the Mumbai Police’s Twitter handle.
Three days ago, a woman had beaten up a #Mumbai traffic constable, Shri Parthe. She used vulgar language but Shri Parthe did not resist her nor he used any obscene language. He was felicitated by ACP before going to the place of duty. This gesture will boost the moral. pic.twitter.com/5KlVSlDbcO
— Dayanand Kamble (@dayakamPR) October 28, 2020
#Mumbai Traffic Police Constable Shri #EknathParthe was felicitated at the hands of @MumbaiPolice Commissioner #ParamBirSingh today with a prize of Rs 10,000 & a Certificate. Four days ago a women had beaten up Shri Parthe, but he maintained his cool did his duty with honesty. pic.twitter.com/uymOtONY5j
— Dayanand Kamble (@dayakamPR) October 29, 2020
Many have commented on the viral tweet. Some also demanded strict action to be taken against the woman for her actions, Here is some of them
Much needed positive news in these trying times. Respect for Shri Parthe ji 🙏🏻
— Madhuri (తెలుగింటి అమ్మాయి) (@Madhuri_2706) October 29, 2020
V need more of this kind of gesture to boost the morale of our police They rarely get appreciated 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
— Sabiha (@Sabiha19099968) October 28, 2020
Standing in the middle of the roads working day night, beating heats, rains is not an easy job.
— G!-!0$T R!!)€R (@jitssss) October 28, 2020