The UP cops, who were expected to safeguard their citizens, turned murderers, killing an Apple employee after he refused to stop during a police patrol. This is what Republic TV's editor-in chief Arnab Goswami had to say about this brute act:
"In Uttar Pradesh today the police have been given the freedom to shoot. The police has been told by Yogi Adityanath that they are the local toughies who're doing all of us a favour by keeping the peace, so killing a few innocent people like Vivek Tewari is OK in the process. By this logic, you can be shot dead if you jump a red light. You can be shot dead if you drive on the wrong side of the road. If the policeman is in a bad mood, you can be shot dead if you overtake anyone from the left. In Yogi's land, under Yogis law, you deserve to die. If the police want to kill you, you deserve to die. And if you complain, then Yogi - the tough politician, will show you the other side. He will show you how bad the unofficial goons he replaced with official ones were. He will make you feel so sorry for questioning why Vivek Tewari was killed. And then he will look at you point the finger, and then demand the right to shoot. The right to shoot you at anyone at will when he and his official goons want to. This, we are being told, is the definition of a new toughie in Indian politics. Yogi Adityanath, we show you the mirror tonight."
The victim, identified as Vivek Tiwari, was dropping his colleague Sana Khan home when the incident took place near the Gomti Nagar Extension area in the early hours of Saturday between 1:30 a.m. and 1:45 a.m.
Kalpana Tiwari, the wife of deceased Vivek Tiwari, asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to take cognizance of the incident. She has only one question to ask him:
Did police have any right to shoot at my husband?