Two police officials accosted a couple at the park in Napier museum, Trivandrum for sitting with their arms around each other. When approached by the cops, the couple Vishnu and Arathy, took to Facebook live to call them out on moral policing.
First accused of being vulgar by putting their arms around each other, the cops went on a limb to say that the couple were allegedly kissing. When the couple questioned as to how can a couple putting arms around each other be termed vulgar and a public nuisance, the cops replied saying they would call their parents and then think of whether to marry them off or not, and that ‘such acts’ were not allowed in public places.
They later took Vishnu and Arathy into police custody and fined them INR 200. The cops later maintained that they ‘questioned’ the couple on the basis of a complaint received at the police station, not suo-motto and termed it as a cultural issue.