Two Safdarjung Hospital doctors heckled as they step in market to buy groceries
New Delhi : Two women doctors of the government-run Safdarjung Hospital were heckled and assaulted on Wednesday evening when they stepped out to buy the groceries.
The doctors had gone to the market to pick up the essential supplies a market in nearby Gautam Nagar where they live; a man confronted them and heckled for being out on streets and endangering the lives of people around them as they may carry coronavirus with them.
As the doctors confronted these locals, they were attacked.
The doctors later called the police but by the time cops arrived to the location the man had fled from the spot.
The attacker was later identified as a 42-year-old interior designer who was arrested Wednesday night.
The doctors were then taken to Safdarjung Hospital for treatment. Delhi has registered 669 coronavirus positive cases so far, of which nine have died.
In Delhi, the government has announced sealing of 20 hotspots to contain the spread of coronavirus in the national capital. The authorities have also made face masks compulsory for people stepping out on the street under emergency circumstances.