Sub-Inspector Muthu was transferred to the control room, who barged into a restaurant in Gandhipuram, Coimbatore on Sunday and attacked the customers for keeping the shop open after 10 pm.
Mohanraj runs a restaurant at the Gandhipuram Central Bus Stand. As corona cases are on the rise, the Tamil Nadu government has imposed restrictions on shops. On Sunday some women who have come from other places had gone to this restaurant to eat at around 10.20 pm, as many shops were closed.
Thus, when the shop was half-closed, food was served to them. Then Sub-Inspector Muthu of Gandhipuram Police Station came on patrol. Muthu, who saw the shop half-open, went inside and barraged the staff with a lathi. Restaurant staff were injured. Also, a woman who was eating there was also injured.
Now the CCTV footage of the attack was released. The shopkeepers in the Gandhipuram area alleged that the police is disturbing them and demanded that appropriate action be taken against the cop.