The fight gets so intense that they fell into a ditch, but they still continue fighting, because they just didn't want to give the front seat up.
When we think of the police, we imagine officers who help us maintain discipline and break fights up. Right? Er, maybe not. See, calling shotgun has its own thrills, but would I beat someone up for it? Questionable, but probably not. However, a couple of cops, who are supposed to be role models of discipline to the rest of us, I might add, ended up in a full-on fist-fight with one another, OVER THE FRONT SEAT OF THEIR PATROL VEHICLE! According to reports by Indian media, the two constables were deployed on Police Response Vehicle in Uttar Pradesh, India.
They couldn't seem to come to an agreement on who'd get to sit in the front of the PRV and that resulted in a fight so bad that they fell into a ditch while hitting each other. The video of the fight surfaced online a few days ago and it went viral within a matter of hours. Reports suggest that the policemen involved have been suspended for inappropriate behavior while on duty.
“Both the constables tried to take the front seat of PRV,” a police official said. “Later, an argument ensued between them, and they physically attacked each other in public,” the police official further added. “Following the incident, which took place on Friday and came to light on Sunday morning, the two cops have been suspended and the investigation is underway," SSP Anant Deo said.
The constables, Rajesh Singh and Sunil Kumar, were involved in the fight—according to another policeman who bore witness. He said it started with verbal insults which then led to a fistfight in the middle of the road. Well, most of us have fought with our siblings over the front seat. It truly was a privilege to be able to sit there, right? But who knew something this petty would matter to adults too, and policemen, nonetheless.
As expected, social media was in a frenzy over the petty issue. GD Sharma commented: I have stopped watching movies these days. Why spend money when we can see better videos free of cost. Sarwar Mohammad had a valid question, though: So ultimately who sat on the front seat.....! Manan Sharma added: Should have said shotgun instead, but would this have solved the real problem and prevented the fight?
Deepak Roy commented: Heard about such things among school students in the School bus but not amongst police personnel. These Cops needs to be Schooled again. Biswajit Behera added: It's just they can't forget their school age, but must send them home forever with an undertaking written in red pen. Yashvardhan Singh Rathore had a more rational approach to the issue: Should have called dibs/shotgun before approaching the vehicle. They are the universal rule for the front seat. Well, do you think this is how grownups should handle the issue?