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COVID-19 pandemic: Uttar Pradesh village crying for attention

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Meerut: When everyone knows that only strong steps are needed now to slow the spread of corona virus and flatten the curve of COVID positive cases, we have a scenario in Uttar Pradesh, where villagers threatened by the Pandemic are finding themselves utterly neglected and the district authorities and health administration is neither invoking special provisions to create containment zones nor taking steps to identify and isolate COVID positive patients,  provide them proper medical advice and ensure there is arrangement to admit in nearby hospitals those who are serious and require emergency treatment.

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Newsroom24x7 has access to a complaint lodged with the Meerut District Chief Medical Officer by a resident of Bahchaula village of Rajpura block falling under the Incholi Police Station of Meerut district. This one complaint pertaining to a village not far from meerut points to a malaise and gives an indication about the ground situation that might be prevailing in remote areas.

According to Amit Kumar Sharma, the complainant, there have been many COVID-19 related deaths in his village in the past few days and many villagers have been detected as positive. 

Sharma told Newsroom24x7 that about 10 COVID patients from his village are getting treated at different places. Also 8 to 10 persons have died of COVID in his village that has over 1700 registered voters. Sharma went on to inform that the administration has not sanitised his village even once.

One critically injured in Qutub area incident, FIR registered against unidentified assailants

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gang violenceNew Delhi: The Vasant Kunj North Police Station in New Delhi South District today registered a complaint of assault and illegal restraint against unidentified assailants. A youth injured in this incident has been admitted in the ICU and his condition is said to be critical.

The Vasant Kunj North Police Station here has registered an FIR against unidentified assailants under Sections 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 34 (When a criminal act is done by several persons in furtherance of the common intention), and 341 (wrongful restraint).

The complaianant Akhilesh Yadav, resident of Jangpura here, has stated that on April 10, he along with his friends Manik Kapoor and Avinash Som, had gone to Qutub Institutional Area at about 11 pm to have tea at the Ram Babu Dhaba (roadside tea shop). A group of six, including two girls, was occupying the benches at the dhaba. According to Akhilesh, as they were having tea and talking to each other, a boy from the other group already seated there came up to them and after entering into an argument started abusing them. When they objected, his other friends, including the girls, joined him and started abusing. Soon they turned violent and during the scuffle one of them held Avinash and another person from this gang took out a steel rod from his car and hit Manik and Avinash with it. They also hurled stones at Manik.

Akhilesh has stated in his complaint that all of them were badly injured in this incident. Avinash even sustained head injuries and became unconscious. By the time they could reach the PCR near the Dhaba to seek help, all the assailants had fled from the spot.

Avinash was rushed to Holy Angel Hospital and later to the AIIMS Trauma Centre. As the doctor was busy with another patient at the AIIMS Trauma Center, they took Avinash to MAX Hospital for urgent medical attention. His parents were informed and later his family members took him to Kailash Hospital at Meerut, where he is in the I.C.U. and his conditions is said to be critical.

What sparked the violence

Postscript: What needs to be thoroughly investigated by the Police in this case is what had sparked the violence. Question arises whether or not it was eve teasing that led to the violent retaliation by those accused of assault.