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Health workers, police attacked in Bengaluru while trying to treat COVID-19 contacts

Bengaluru corporator Imran Pasha's ward witnessed major ruckus as the residents attacked health workers and the police while they were trying to take over 50 secondary contacts of suspected COVID-19 patient into quarantine
 

Apr 20, 2020, 10:18 AM IST

In yet another shameful incident of attack on health workers and police during lockdown, over 100 residents of Padarayanpura ward in Bengaluru had gathered late evening on April 19 and attacked health warriors and police who had come to escort around 58 persons to the quarantine centre.

15 secondary contacts agreed to travel with the health workers to get the test and undergo treatment after having come in contact with three members, who had been to Nizamuddin Markaz.

Around 30 people refused to go with them and picked up quarrel. Soon after, 100 persons arrived and attacked health warriors and police. In the process, the temporary shelter and tents for staff and police were damaged.

Later, the police came in large numbers to clear the site. As soon the large contingent of police arrived, the  miscreants reportedly vanished.
A case has been registered in this regard as per West Zone DCP Ramesh.

Soon after the incident, few BJP leaders were quick enough to react on the situation. Leaders like Shobha Karandlaje, Union minister Prahalad Joshi and MP Renukacharya tweeted condeming the incident, while area MLA BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan appealed for peace and cooperation.