Police inspector Rajesh Babu, wearing a helmet depicting the coronavirus, asks a motorcycle rider to go home in Chennai, India, on Saturday. Photo: Reuters Police inspector Rajesh Babu, wearing a helmet depicting the coronavirus, asks a motorcycle rider to go home in Chennai, India, on Saturday. Photo: Reuters
Police inspector Rajesh Babu, wearing a helmet depicting the coronavirus, asks a motorcycle rider to go home in Chennai, India, on Saturday. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: in India, after violence police try humour to enforce lockdown

  • Police admit it has been hard work to keep 1.3 billion citizens in their homes, more than a week into the country’s 21-day lockdown
  • Early videos showed officers administering roadside beatings to lockdown breakers, but in the last week or so police seem to have changed tack

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Police inspector Rajesh Babu, wearing a helmet depicting the coronavirus, asks a motorcycle rider to go home in Chennai, India, on Saturday. Photo: Reuters Police inspector Rajesh Babu, wearing a helmet depicting the coronavirus, asks a motorcycle rider to go home in Chennai, India, on Saturday. Photo: Reuters
Police inspector Rajesh Babu, wearing a helmet depicting the coronavirus, asks a motorcycle rider to go home in Chennai, India, on Saturday. Photo: Reuters
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