Each of 10 foreigners from Israel, Mexico, the US, and Australia had to write “I did not follow the rules of lockdown so I am so sorry,” 500 times as a punishment
Violating the lockdown rules in the Tapovan area of the Indian city of Rishikesh turned out pretty bad for a group of foreigners.
In April 2020, ten tourists from Israel, the US, Mexico, and Australia were captured while taking a stroll in the area. None of them adhered to the social distancing rules.
The area was under a 21-day lockdown amid the spread of the new coronavirus. All citizens and visitors had to follow strict guidelines.
For violating the rules, each individual of the group had to write: “I did not follow the rules of lockdown so I am so sorry,” 500 times as a punishment, NDTV reports.
Sub-inspector Vinod Kumar Sharma said that there were around 500 foreign visitors to Tapovan. Many of them often violate the rules.
By giving the tourist this Bart Simpson-like punishment, the police wanted to send a strong message to everybody who was taking the lockdown lightly.