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Old 8th January 2010, 20:34   #1
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Unhappy Shocking murder of Tamilnadu cop in broad daylight with two ministers watching

:-( I was watching CNN-IBN and was shocked to see the disturbing visuals of a cop lying on the road and pleading for help. He later dies een as a passing convoy of two state ministers are mute witnesses. The scene is like that from a moie, only that it is for real and really gory. If this is the fate of a cop in modern India, I shudder to think where we, the general public are placed.

Here is the newslink, Cop attacked, murdered; ministers helpless

And, here is the shocking video: Cop attacked, murdered; ministers helpless: IBNLive.com > Videos

I pray that the slain policeman's soul rests in peace.

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Old 8th January 2010, 20:48   #2
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Unfortunate incident. There is absolutely nobody near him; god save the country.

Some months back, a policeman was held hostage and killed by tribal activists in Kerala. The policeman's family got 10 lakh, and the assailants relatives got jobs and 12 lakhs as compensation.
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Very very sad incident!

"two ministers watching and a person taking a video of the victim without helping" - Shouldn't it read like that?
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Most unfortunate example of state of affairs in our country. Forget the ministers and the videographer, I felt embarrassed and guilty just watching the helpless cop scream for help.

God knows when sense will prevail !!!
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Very very sad incident!

"two ministers watching and a person taking a video of the victim without helping" - Shouldn't it read like that?
Nope, since there we can't jump the gun and blame them as our media seems to sensationalize than report objectively. Apparently, they were scared of unexploded bombs. But, the video doesn't show any bomb in the vicinity. Two ministers and an IAS officer were mute witnesses.Meanwhile, I had a word with my cousins who themselves are police inspectors in the Chennai police force. They said that it is a politically motivated attack and that they are pretty helpless. Off the record of course. If the police force itself is so demotivated and helpless, mostly due to undue interference of the politicians, whom can we turn to when we are threatened? Tough questions with no clear answers.

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Old 8th January 2010, 21:36   #6
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It could be possible that people were thinking its a trap? Doesnt look like that in this case, but such things do happen...
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I read that the video was taken by someone on the scene and he was not a journalist.
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Guys, guys, guys.
This was in Tirunelveli, right?
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So what is new in this. Isn't this normal ? If its not normal, its going to get normal. However, I expect the cops to retialiate, but it wont be on those who actually committed the crime, but may be on anyone whom they spot.

If this can happen to cops, think of common man. So here we are, one of the most cultured nations with high thinking.

Only God can help us now.
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Guys, guys, guys.
This was in Tirunelveli, right?
Yeah, Alwarkuruchi, near Tirunelveli. I've heard that is pretty notorious for such acts. I've seen a couple of Tamil flicks in which they talk about the sword fights and such.

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Disgusting. Felft very bad and sad after watching the victim crying for help. How could the ministers and other police just watch him die? How could they not offer help to their colleague?
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Things like this are common down south. My school had the district court next to it, and a witness was hacked to death in court right front of the Judge, and the body was dumped in my school's basketball court. This was in 1994, my class has a window facing the basketball court- we were watching the whole dumping-and-escaping sequence live...

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and i thought lawlessness existed most in our parts though this is extreme and haven't come across anything as this till now
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India shining.
Booming Economy.
Young and aspirational population driving India to new heights.
Infrastructure boom in India.
Consumerism growing.
Malls, multiplexes, luxury cars, villas - today's India got it all.


And..

This is the real, ugly, sorry side of India.
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shocking and mindnumbing but thats the reality of india and the so called police force .instances like these happen all the time it is only oflate that these things are being reported and shown to the gen public .
what is worse is that we as viewers see it and just forget it till the next sensational issue crops up .
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