Traffic police in southern Indian city of Bengaluru used a new idea to reduce road accidents. The Halasuru Gate traffic police roped in ‘Yamaraja’ as their brand ambassador to drive home the message of the dangers of not sporting a helmet, reckless driving and other violations, news agency PTI reported.
A mace-wielding ‘Yamaraja,’ God of Death, attired in his traditional golden dress, intercepted motorists near the Town hall in Bengaluru and warned them he would visit their homes if they flouted traffic rules.
“We are observing July as a road safety month. As part of it, we are conducting various programmes such as lectures in schools and colleges and street-plays,” Deputy Commissioner of traffic police Anupam Agrawal told PTI.
“Also, we thought of using the character Yama to send the message across that if you disobey the traffic rules, Yama will come to your home,” he said.
The actor, who stopped motorists and reminded them of the importance of sticking to road rules, was Veeresh, a theatre artiste performing Hindu mythology-based dramas.
After intercepting mostly young motorists, Yama waved his mace in the air, warning them that he would not spare them.
In some cases, he rode pillion on those motorcycles that were driven recklessly.
The campaign aims to raise awareness among pedestrians and motorists about the importance of traffic safety rules. According to traffic police, the public awareness drive helped in minimising accidents.
Doctors remove live cricket from man’s ear canal
Doctors at a hospital in Vietnam shared footage from an unusual case involving a cricket found living inside a man’s ear canal.
The doctors said the man came to the Hai Duong Hospital complaining of ear pain and a look inside his ear canal with an endoscope revealed the cause was a live cricket.
The footage shows the cricket digging around inside the man’s ear canal.
Doctors have successfully removed the cricket, and he is now recovering.
See the video Here.