In a bizarre incident, a police officer in Telangana's Karimnagar city turned up for duty in his lungi and baniyan, after he was summoned by his bosses, against his wishes.
A video of the incident which is going viral, shows several onlookers observing the scene with amusement, as the constable, identified as Tirupati, is seen talking to police officers at the entrance of the II Town police station in Karimnagar.
The video also shows his lungi loosening and almost falling down several times, which forced one of the cops to adjust it, and send him back home.
According to media reports, Tirupati takes care of mortuary, postmortem and inquest duties and left for home around 8 pm on Friday after a full day at work. However, as soon as he removed his uniform, he received a call that he had to come back to work.
When he protested, saying that he needed a private life as well, his seniors refused to give him permission.
Following this, Tirupati turned up as he was dressed, much to the shock and astonishment of his senior officers.
Watch the video that has been going viral on social media, below:
When contacted, a police officer from the police station refused to comment on the matter.
While several videos of police officers in recent times have sparked controversy, like that of a cop getting a massage from a home guard, there have also been videos that showed the humane side of police officers.
In June this year, a video that showed two police officers setting two prayer mats that were being blown away due to the wind during Ramzan Namaz in Hyderabadâ€™s Old City area, went viral.
With their action, the policemen ensured that the praying devotees would not be disturbed. It was later learnt that they were from the Kalapather police station, and social media was full of praise for them.