BanglaHunt Desk: Villagers are complaining that an old woman has died due to coronavirus (COVID-19). When the family members went to bury the dead body, the villagers stopped them. When the police reached the spot, the villagers started raining bricks on them. The situation has been brought under control and a case has been filed against the attackers.
An old woman from Ambala, a remote village in Punjab, had been suffering from asthma for several days. When his breathing deteriorated due to his deteriorating condition, people in the family rushed him to the hospital. But she died before treatment could begin. Doctors sent him a blood sample for testing. The hospital authorities then handed over the body of the old woman to the district administration for burial.
The family members took the body to the cremation ground for burial. But suddenly the villagers came to the place. And bury the corpse. Before the blood sample report could be received, the villagers assumed that the old woman had died of corona. So they stopped the cremation of corpses.
When the police arrived at the spot, the villagers started throwing stones at the police. They even attacked doctors. Seeing the situation getting out of hand, the police fired in the air.
Commenting on the incident, DSP Ram Kumar of Ambala Cantonment said, “Although he tried to persuade the villagers, he did not want to understand anything. The administration is by their side, he was also informed. They were also informed that all measures have been taken to prevent the spread of the disease. But nothing could calm the villagers. Police were then forced to open fire in the air to disperse the agitated villagers. Several have already been arrested. Cases have been filed against them under various sections including obstruction of government work and attack on police.