A video has surfaced showing a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan being attacked by an angry mob while he was returning from a polling booth in Srinagar.
The video, shot on Sunday, shows a group of angry youngsters targeting the CRPF personnel as they return from carrying out their duty in Budgam district.
Despite having weapons, the CRPF jawan showed the utmost restraint and chose to stay silent while walking down the street filled with the slogan-shouting mob.
In the video, the Kashmiri youngsters are seen slapping and kicking the jawan, who had a rifle in hand, in an attempt to evoke a sharp reaction from him, but to no avail.
The video has gone viral.
When asked why he did not retaliate to the beatings, the CRPF jawan said he wanted to protect the electronic voting machines he was carrying.
Notably, massive violence and a very poor turnout marred the Srinagar Lok Sabha by-poll on Sunday.