Seven held for pelting stones on health workers in Indore

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Seven held for pelting stones on health workers in Indore
Seven held for pelting stones on health workers in Indore

Indore : Indore Police has arrested seven people for allegedly pelting stones on the health workers who had gone to check a man with suspected coronavirus.

"A case against unidentified persons was lodged on Wednesday," Vivek Sharma, Inspector General of Police, Indore Zone, told The Hindu. "We have received videos and some local inputs based on which we are identifying the accused."

The case was registered under Sections 353 [Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty], 336 [Act endangering life or personal safety of others], 145 [Joining or continuing in unlawful assembly, knowing it has been commanded to disperse] and 269 [Negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life] of the Indian Penal Code, said Karni Singh Saktawat, in charge of the Chhatripura police station, under which Tatpatti Bakhal, where the incident occurred, falls.

A video of the incident showed people pelting stones and street wastes on two doctors as they try to escape from the locality. One of the two doctors said, "I am really scared, not even in the condition to speak. We went there for screening as directed by the Health Department. We have been going there for three days as we got contact history of a positive case there."

Initially, the people were calm and cooperative but then suddenly they started pelting stone on the doctors. She said, "we would not have come here alive if there were no police personnel."

"Such incidents certainly demoralise doctors and paramedics who’re out there to trace contacts," said Rahul Rokade of the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore. "It is a ridiculous situation wherein health workers who’re fighting the corona battle are being put to such a situation."

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