A 57-year-old Indian man has been partially paralysed in the US when a police officer forced him on ground after receiving report of a “suspicious person” looking into the garages of several homes. Sureshbhai Patel had come to the US two weeks ago to stay with his son Chirag in a suburb of Huntsville, Alabama.
The policeman on duty forced him on the ground, injuring Patel, who is now partly paralysed and undergoing treatment in a hospital.
The policeman responsible for injuring Patel has been sent on administrative leave until the investigation is complete.
The incident took place on February 6, when it received a complaint of a suspicious person walking onto driveways and looking into garages.
Patel had no health problems prior to this incident. A local attorney is planning to sue the Madison Police on behalf of Chirag.