Philippine police probe into death of curfew violator forced to do squats

A city police chief and two officers have been removed from their posts pending the results of an investigation into the death of a curfew violator in Metro Manila who was made to do 100 squats as a penalty for his offence. – EPA pic, April 7, 2021.

PHILIPPINE police said today they are investigating the death of a coronavirus lockdown violator who was forced to do a hundred squat-like exercises as a penalty for breaking curfew.

Police have punished more than 10,000 people for breaching a 6pm to 5am curfew imposed on Metro Manila and four provinces bordering the national capital region last week to curb soaring infections.

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