Kerala-based online activists Kerala Cyber Warriors have hacked the Kerala Police Academy’s website in connection with the Neyyatinkara couple’s death. They have addressed the police apathy shown to a child who was digging his father’s grave and awaiting his mother’s death. They used a picture that was widely shared on social media, where the child was pointing at the police officer in the incident. “Let the pointed finger be the key to a new change. Dismiss the criminals in ‘khaki’ and clean up the police force,” the Cyber Warriors claimed in their social media page.
In a detailed post on Facebook, the group said, “The Kerala police’s motto is ‘soft in temperament, yet firm in action’ and yet their actions have proved the first part wrong. While they are supposed to work with and for the people, the officials failed to behave with basic sympathy to a child who lost his father and about to lose his mother.”
They added that they want to remind those teaching at the academy to instruct the new officers that the tax collected from the common people pay for their salary. “The salary is not to showcase your authority and power over the common people but to serve and protect them, as well as to ensure that everyone gets justice,” the post said.
They also noted that despite actions against police officers, rarely do they face any serious charges. “Most officers are suspended and in the first three months of suspension, they get 50% salary and then 75% until they are reinstated. How is this punishment? Can the Home Minister remove from service at least one officer who had done wrong?” asks the group. They urged authorities to makes sure that those who pass out from the academy are not just mentally and physically fit, but also have humanity and the desire to serve the people.