A police officer, who was body-shamed by writer and columnist Shobhaa De on Twitter, cleared that his 180-kilo weight was because of an insulin imbalance and not because he “overeats.” Lately, De posted a picture of Daulatram Jogawat with a caption that reads, “heavy police bandobast in Mumbai today.”
The post was soon slammed by many users. Jogawat, who is an inspector with the Madhya Pradesh police and is posted at Neemuch police lines, also decided to respond to the controversy.
“It (his weight) is due to my illness that I am so fat, and not due to overeating. I had gall bladder operation in 1993 and I developed insulin imbalance which resulted in my obesity”, Jogawat told HT. Disappointed by De’s mocking, he said, “If madam wants, she can pay for my treatment. Who doesn’t want to be thin?”
Soon after Shobhaa De’s tweet, the Mumbai police also responded to the troll saying the cop did not belong to their force.
Reportedly, Neemuch SP Manoj Kumar Singh said though Jogawat is obese, he is devoted towards his responsibility and his investigations have frequently won praise from the court. “He also performed creditably during the rigorous Simhasta in Ujjain for a month,” added the SP.