A five-year-old boy helped cops in the Indian state of Punjab to reach a tutor who was breaking lockdown rules and running tuition classes at her home. A video of the incident that took place in Gurdaspur district on Saturday, went viral on Facebook.
In the video, the cops are seen stopping a man on the road for being outside with two children -- his nephew and niece, amid curfew restrictions. When Batala city’s Deputy Superintendent of Police, Gurdip Singh apprehended and questioned the man, the child blurted that they were on the way to his tutor’s house.
While many who shared the video were infuriated that the man was risking the children’s health by being outside, others found it hilarious that the child had spilled the beans and even took the policeman to the tutor's house.
"People have been asked to stay indoors during the lockdown and you are sending children for tuition. Schools are shut. Then, why are you sending them?" the cop is seen asking the man.
Though the man tried his best to keep the boy from speaking out, the child named the tutor and pointed towards her house.
The five-year-old boy asked his teacher to come out. As the woman tutor opened the door, the DSP asked her, "Are you teaching him?"
The video shows the shocked teacher denying having taken classes. The child did not stop at that, he went on to tell the policeman that three children come for tuition classes.
"Who gave you permission for teaching children?" the DSP further asked her. He scolded her for conducting classes amidst the curfew restrictions.
Singh also chided the boy's uncle for taking the two children for tuition.
According to media reports, the DSP later said that the man had apologised and also assured that he would not take the children for tuition during the lockdown.