Two days back, on the 24th of March, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation once more to announce a complete lockdown as a measure to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus. The police have been keeping strict vigilance on the streets and in some cases, are taking action against those stepping out.
However, in a shocking incident, a 32-year-old man from Howrah, West Bengal, died after getting beaten up by the police for stepping out of the house for buying milk for his family, reports India Today.
The victim was rushed to a local hospital but the doctors declared him dead on arrival.
The incident took place on Wednesday. According to a report by The New Indian Express, the man’s wife alleged that he died because of his injuries after facing a lathi-charge by the police who were “clearing a gathering” on the street.
The police, on the other hand, denied these claims and said that the man suffered from prior heart conditions and died because of a cardiac arrest.
Many families have been affected by the sudden lockdown announcement and are facing a shortage of household essentials. Shouldn’t the police and the government consider such emergencies?