Lucknow: It was just another day at work for the 65-year-old typist on Saturday morning, when a sub-inspector, Pradeep Kumar, reportedly asked him to vacate the spot. Mr Kumar, who works at the same place some 10 hours a day, protested reportedly abused the elderly man and kicked the typewriter repeatedly till it broke into pieces.
For the last 35 years, Krishna Kumar has been sitting outside the General Post Office in Lucknow, barely earning Rs. 50 by typing in Hindi on his old typewriter.
After photos of the incident went viral on social media, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday evening took an action and ordered the suspension of the sub-inspector. He also immediately ordered the District Magistrate and Senior Superintendent of Police to visit Mr Kumar and hand him two new typewriters.