Coronavirus Outbreak: 34-year-old who was attacked on suspicion of being a COVID-19 patient, dies in Thane
A 34-year-old man was allegedly attacked on suspicion of being a COVID-19 patient and died after falling into a gutter during the assault in Kalyan town of Maharashtra's Thane district, police said on Friday.
Thane: A 34-year-old man was allegedly attacked on suspicion of being a COVID-19 patient and died after falling into a gutter during the assault in Kalyan town of Maharashtra's Thane district, police said on Friday.
The incident took place on Wednesday morning when Ganesh Gupta had stepped out of his home to purchase some essentials amid the COVID-19 lockdown, an official said.
On noticing some policemen manning the street, the victim took an alternate route, where a few passersby assaulted him after he coughed while walking, he said.
The men suspected him of being a COVID-19 patient and attacked him, causing him to fall into a gutter and die, the official said.
The deceased's body was sent for post-mortem and a case of accidental death has been registered as of now, the station house officer of the Khadakpada police station said.
The woman told the man, who was living in alone, that evil spirits had invaded his house and suggested certain rituals, the Manpada police station official said
The incident took place on 17 September when the woman was selling cigarettes near a rickshaw stand located close to the Bhayander railway station
Mumbai police filed a 4,818-page document in the special court set up under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act related to the seizure of mephedrone worth around Rs 2,500 crore.