India is taking COVID masking seriously.
In fact, they are taking it so seriously that Indian police are apparently driving nails in to the wrists and feet of those who fail to comply.
A video of a man crying out in pain with a large nail protruding from his hand went viral on Twitter this week, with the person explaining that he was physically assaulted by cops from Bareilly’s Baradari police station before the brutal torture began.
A Bareilly Police Superintendent subsequently made a statement announcing that the claims were being investigated and that they claim that the man put the nail into his own hand.
Corporal punishment is not rare in India, however. Last month, police in Indore were also caught on camera ruthlessly kicking and stomping on a 35-year-old man who was on his way to visit his father in hospital.
In the background, a child’s voice can be heard crying for “papa” as the man continues to be viciously assaulted by police.
Face mask rule violators at Marine Drive in Mumbai were also forced to do punishing exercise routines in the scorching sun while wearing face masks.
India isn’t the only country taking facemasks seriously. Authorities in Bali also introduced a form of discipline for tourists caught not wearing face masks which involved forcing them to do push ups in public.