Daredevil Kerala cop fights man with machete; video goes viral
A cop in Kerala has earned the fame of bravery after a video of him fighting with a man carrying a giant machete has gone viral on social media. The incident occurred at Para Junction near Kerala's Kayamkulam. The video was shared on Twitter by an Indian Police Service officer named Swati Lakra. Since then, the video has gained over one lakh views.
What was the incident?
The video shows a man lounging by the side of the street when a police vehicle pulls up next to him. Once the police officer comes out of the vehicle, the man pulls out a machete from the foot of his two-wheeler vehicle and attacks the police officer. The brave officer then fights off the attacker and pins him down to the ground.
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Who is the officer?
The Kerala Police identified the officer in the video as sub-inspector Arun Kumar. He is in charge of the Nooranad Police Station in Alappuzha. The incident reportedly took place when the officer was on an evening patrol with his driver. He had to get seven stitches on his fingers due to an injury during the incident.
Police identified the attacker
Meanwhile, the police have identified the attacker as 48-year-old Sugathan. He is reportedly a resident of Nooranad. Sugathan reportedly managed to stab the police official's hand before he was brought under control.