On Tuesday, July 19, a Twitter user from Punjab, India, requested assistance from the authorities after being assaulted for texting a married woman to express his feelings for her.
Sushant Dutt claimed in a since-deleted post that a man beat him up for telling his wife, “I like you,” in the tweet.
Sushant continued by saying that following the incident, he was concerned for his safety and pleaded with the Punjab Police to save his life.
“Sir I send “I Like u” message to someone, her husband came and beaten me badly yesterday night, even I apologise again and again. But now I m worried about my Safety, plz do the needful, plz help and Safe my life, Today they might attack again.” he wrote.
The Punjab Police took note of the incident and responded to the man with a jibe.
“Not sure what you were expecting on your unwarranted message to a woman, but they should not have beaten you up,” the police said.
“They should have reported you to us and we would have served you right under right sections of law. Both these offences will be duly taken care of as per law!” it further stated.
The Punjab Police in another tweet asked Sushant to visit the nearest police station and lodge a complaint.
The post has since garnered several likes and comments. Netizens took to the comments section to share their opinions about the incident.
While some lauded the police’s reply, others wrote how the reaction from the woman’s husband was not appropriate.