Recently, a video was going viral where a policeman was seen stopping a bicycle of a schoolboy in Tamil Nadu. The person who shot the video assumed that the teenager was fined by the cop for riding the cycle without a helmet.
The video which went viral was uploaded on social media stating the police inspector had fined the boy Rs 2000 for riding his bicycle without wearing a helmet. The police, however, refuted the claim.
As per the reports, 16-year-old, Vikram was on his way home from school when he was stopped by Sub-Inspector Subramani stopped him. He said that he had stopped the boy because he was riding the bicycle without placing his hands on the handlebar.
The video was shot by an onlooker from the terrace. In the video, the sub-inspector is seen locking the cycle and taking it to the side of the road.
The video showed that a person had ridden a motorcycle without wearing a helmet moments before Vikram was stopped.
The inspector was quoted saying “This happened on Monday evening and let me explain. We cannot catch all the vehicles, we catch few and some vehicles drive past… So, in this case, I saw the boy riding hands-free, and closely behind the two-wheeler rider. If I intercepted the two-wheeler, there was a chance that the two-wheeler rider would have tried to take a U-turn to escape and the boy on the cycle would have got knocked down.”
“On seeing that Vikram was riding a bicycle without holding the handlebar, the SI had chided him and asked him to bring his parents,” said SP P Rajan. The police also dismissed rumors that the boy was detained and penalized for not wearing a helmet while riding his cycle. “The SI has done his duty and he did not impose any fine for not wearing a helmet,” Rajan further clarified.