Foreigners were forced to write “I am so sorry” 500 times for violating Coronavirus lockdown in India.
Review authorities in India forced a nationwide lockdown with residents just allowed to leave their homes just for essential services such as buying groceries and medicine.
On Sunday, April 12, the some travellers from Israel, Mexico, Australia, and Austria were found going for a stroll in Rishikesh, an ancient city where The Beatles sought spirituality in 1968, Click here to read more news.
Nearby police officer Vinod Sharma said they were each made to write “I did not follow the rules of lockdown so I am so sorry” 500 times.
More than 700 foreign tourists from the US, Australia, Mexico and Israel staying in the area had flouted the lockdown rules, Sharma said, adding the unusual punishment was handed out to teach them a lesson.
Police said they would guide lodgings in the area to permit foreign guests to step out just whenever joined by local helpers.
Establishments that did not follow the order could face legal action, Sharma said.
In another news, police said they arrested nine individuals violating the lockdown after an officer’s hand was chopped off in northern Punjab state’s Patiala district.
The gathering were stopped in a vehicle at a checkpoint and declining to turn around as requested, hit the accelerator and crushed into steel blockades, authorities said, Click here to read more news.
During the clash, one of them pulled out a sword, cutting off a police officer’s hand. Six additional officials were harmed in the assault, police said.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is relied upon to expand an across the country lockdown that was initially scheduled to end on Tuesday, for an additional fourteen days.