Youth suspected to be corona carrier lynched

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Youth suspected to be corona carrier lynched

Friday, 10 April 2020 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

A 22-year-old man was brutally beaten by three men after they suspected him of being coronavirus positive. Police said the incident occurred in Delhi’s Bawana area and all the three accused have been arrested.

The accused who thrashed Dilshad Ali, a resident of Harveli village in Bawana area, have been identified as Naveen, Prashant and Pramod of the same locality. Earlier several report were published which claimed that Dilshad has been lynched and clarifying the facts the Delhi Police on Thursday said that he is fine and is being kept in corona isolation centre.

“Dilshad is still admitted in Lok Nayak jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital as Corona suspect. He is fine and being kept in Corona isolation centre. As per information, there are no Corona symptoms till date,” said a senior police official.

“All the three accused namely Naveen, Prashant and Pramod have already been arrested in the case of wrongful restraint, beating and threatening. A case under section 341/323/506/34 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered at Bawana police station,” said the senior police official.

“The Investigation Officer (IO) of the case had telephonic conversation with Dilshad on Thursday morning in which he stated that he is fine,” the officer added.

Earlier, a video of Dilshad being thrashed went viral on social media. In the video, Dilshad can be seen bleeding from his leg and pleading that he had no plan to spread the virus. He was just returning to his village. However, the attackers abused him while asking him to tell them the truth.

“Please do not hit me. It was not my plan. They were others who were planning to spread the virus,” Dilshad says in the video.

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