The Ministry of Interior has said it arrested two persons in relation to assaulting and verbally abusing a motorist and filming the scene.
On Friday, concerned Twitter activists urged the Ministry to take action upon a video of a man attacking a driver riding a white car.
One person was seen abusing and aggressively trying to pull the driver, who was apparently tied to the seat by seat belt, out of the car. Later the aggressor was also seen boasting about his action.
“The guy strike the man, brags about the incident and says the victim must be polite. Comrades with him film and laugh instead of stopping him. He must be held accountable, and with those laugh and film. I request the Ministry of Interior to quickly intervene in this depressing incident so as to make it a lesson for others," one of the hundreds of enraged Twitter users wrote in Arabic.
“If your power makes you oppress people... remember God’s power on you,” said @boazouuz69, one of those replied to another tweet.
In reaction to the incident, the Ministry immediately identified the person who assaulted the driver and the one who filmed the video, and they were arrested.
The Ministry tweeted: “With reference to a video clip… the aggressor and the one who filmed were arrested, and they will be referred to the public prosecution today.”
بالإشارة إلى ما تم تداوله بشأن مقطع فيديو يتضمن الاعتداء على سائق سيارة بيضاء اللون، فقد تم القبض على الشخص المعتدي ومن قام بالتصوير ، وسيتم إحالتهم إلى النيابة العامة اليوم لاستكمال إجراءاتهم في هذا الشأن #الداخلية_قطر— وزارة الداخلية - قطر (@MOI_Qatar) February 7, 2020
The speedy response of the Ministry was duly praised by the Twitteratis. They said it will be a lesson and deterrent to all future aggressors. They also demanded the perpetrators be held accountable even if the victim did not file a legal complaint and if he committed a mistake, law should be applied to him too.