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Lucknow typist who was humiliated by cop gets threat call

The pictures of the incident that went viral on social media. Photo sourced from Facebook.

The pictures of the incident that went viral on social media. Photo sourced from Facebook.

A day after a Lucknow sub-inspector was suspended for humiliating him and smashing his typewriter, sixty-five year-old typist Kishan Kumar got a threat call on Monday.

The caller told the typist that he had not done a “good thing”. Mr. Kishan has been provided with necessary security in view of the threat call.

According to the local police officials, the “threat call” is being probed.

“We are probing the threat call which he received late afternoon. It looks like that the call was made from internet,” said a senior Lucknow police official.

Action after outrage

The picture of the typist being humiliated and his typewriter being crushed by a local sub-inspector went viral on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter on Saturday.

The District Magistrate and SSP of Lucknow met Mr. Kishan and apologised to him for the cop’s behaviour. They also gifted him with two typewriters.

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday announced a grant of Rs. One lakh to the typist to enable him meet his needs.

‘He’s like my son’

Mr. Kishan, who had been sitting on the pavement outside General Post Office in Lucknow since last 35 years, forgave the errant cop who broke his typewriter. “I don’t hold any grudge against him because he is like my son. He also realized his mistake.”

“I am a simple typist. I am not used to this kind of attention. Now thousands of good people want to help me out and so many media person and photographers took my picture and interviewed me,” he told The Hindu on phone from Lucknow.

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