Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi


Police Brutality.. - Poem by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

Beat them not in the lock up,
Beat them not in the custody,
Punch them not in the stomach,
smash them not on the head.

Beat them not for they are colored,
beat them not for they are feared,
abuse them not as they are deprived,
corner them not as they seem to be suspicious.

Brutality at police custody,
is illegally approved offense.
Hundreds died and thousand live,
with the damages caused in custody.
Who can be charged for the invisible wounds,
in the soft abdomen and hard skull?

Hard core criminals are hard to deal,
but why the 'suspect' has to be punished,
before the judgement?
Do not beat them in the lock up,
and inflict life long injury to check up.


Reason for writing this poem.

Police Brutality is rampant in many parts of the world. The internal injuries caused during such atrocities, have made many human almost invalid and forced them to suffer in silence. The law should be passed to protect and help the victims at least financially, if the abuse is proven.


Comments about Police Brutality.. by Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi

  • (4/10/2019 9:52:00 AM)

    Is this about a specific shooting or just in genral? (Report)Reply

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  • Rajendran Muthiah (3/25/2012 9:20:00 PM)

    Beating them in lock up is not legally approved. The cops do it for to extract bribe. The suspect is beaten to death if there is a politician behind. Fantastic poem to warn the police who take unto their hands. Encounter killing is another crime resorted to. In India, these crimes are at the peak. Well Done. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 24, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 25, 2012


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