In yet another shocking incident, the video of a 5-year-old boy being forced to smoke beedi by a man believed to be from Tamil Nadu has emerged. Just four months ago, a similar video of a 4-year-old child being forced to consume tobacco had been circulated, according to the Tamil Nadu People’s Forum for Tobacco Control (TNPFTC) press release.
In this 34-second video, a 5-year-old boy sitting on the lap of a man is seen, being forced to smoke a beedi with sounds of some other men cheering for him.
Even when the child is seen suffocating with the smoke of the tobacco product, the adult persists with it. In the middle of the video, an adult is also heard saying that it is a crime and it can land you in jail for six years. But none of this stops the adult from forcing the child to smoke.
Both Tamil and Kannada Languages are spoken in the video and it is presumed by TNPFTC that the video has been shot at the borders of Tamil Nadu.
The video has been released by TNPFTC on the You-Tube channel 'Tobacco Monitor' in order that the man in the video can be identified.
Here is the video:
Note: This video has been published with caution and keeping in mind the best interest of the child.