The rampant assault against doctors and health workers doing their jobs amidst the Covid outbreak has now moved to Bangalore.
An Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) worker on Wednesday night (1 April) was attacked by a 50 people strong mob in Bengaluru’s Sadiq Nagar, Deccan Herald has reported.
The ASHA worker had gone to the area along with other officials to check residents for Covid-19 symptoms after a house help in the area tested positive for coronavirus. The group was also checking if any of the residents had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Nizamuddin.
During the course of the exercise the ASHA worker alleged that they were surrounded by 40-50 people belonging to the ‘minority community’ who manhandled her and warned her against inquiring about Covid-19. They also made it clear that they did not want anyone coming to their locality.
“The problem started when an announcement was made against us from a mosque”, the ASHA worker was quoted as saying by ANI.
#WATCH Karnataka: An Asha worker, Krishnaveni says she was attacked in Byatarayanapura, Bengaluru while collecting data on #coronavirus. Says, “The problem started when an announcement was made against us from a mosque, whoever made that announcement should be arrested”.(April 1) pic.twitter.com/9jBT9q7K0L
— ANI (@ANI) April 2, 2020
ASHA workers allegdly attacked by locals as they went 2 survey cough and fever condition in Sadiq Palya locality.People rushed out and surrounded thm after n announcement ws made by a local Mosque.
Amazing!Announcement from mosque 2 attack health workers
Secularism 🤫 pic.twitter.com/G8Uzq1HtBb
— Sapna Madan ❄️Care4Animals❄️ (@sapnamadan) April 2, 2020
Earlier, doctors trying to find the contacts of Tablighi Jamaat attendees were attacked by a mob in Indore, and pelted with stones.
Even before that, doctors had said that Tabligi Jamaat attendees were spitting on them while they were being evacuated from the Markaz.
The Railways had also complained that Tablighi Jamaat members were spitting on doctors and health personnel while being transported.
Occupants were unruly since morning&made unreasonable demand for food items. They misbehaved&abused staff at Quarantine Centre.Also they started spitting all over&on persons working/attending them incl doctors.They also started roaming around hostel building:CPRO Northern Railway https://t.co/mKLP1UQgJg
— ANI (@ANI) April 1, 2020