Chandigarh: In a shocking statement, Director General of Police (DGP), Haryana, KP Singh, has said that the common man should understand his role and has the right to take a criminal's life.
Supposed to preach law and order in its full rigour to aware people, the Haryana DGP stunned the audience at a function when he said that if someone burns someone else's house and tries to kill him, the law gives the common man the right to kill the man.
“If someone insults a woman or tries to kill a person, then the law empowers a common man to kill that person. This is not just the powers vested in the police, if someone is insulting any mother and sister, if somebody tries to immolate a house or shop, or if someone tries to kill a person in front of you, then a common man has been empowered by the law to kill that person,” Singh said. “A common man should understand his responsibilities.
The police are responsible but people should also understand,” he added.
Singh's statement came a day after four members of a family were killed and another injured in a clash between two groups at Utavad village where a man, suspected to be a suspended Haryana police personnel, allegedly opened fire. The incident happened on Wednesday afternoon when someone from one group passed some "objectionable" remarks on a woman from the rival group.