Sanitation worker dies after being forced to drink disinfectant

Last Updated: Sunday, 19 April 2020 (16:01 IST)
Rampur: After attack on Corona warriors in different parts of Uttar Pradesh in the recent past, another shameful incident came to light in Rampur, where a died after a group of men forced him to drink the that he had accidentally sprayed on one of them.

The youth, identified as Kunwar Pal, had gone to Motipura village, which comes under Bhot police station jurisdiction, on April 14 to spray the disinfectant, in order to combat the spread of Novel Coronavirus, He accidentally sprayed it on the foot of a person, identified as Indrapal.
Annoyed with this, Indrapal and his aides allegedly inserted the pipe of the sanitising machine in the youth’s mouth and forced him to drink the disinfectant.
Pal was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital in and was later shifted to TMU Medical College in Moradabad due to his deteriorating condition. On April 17, he died while undergoing treatment.
Police said here on Sunday that a case has been registered against Indrapal and his aides under Sections 147, 323 and 304 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). However, no arrests have been made yet.
“We had received a complaint from the brother of the deceased and it was alleged that the deceased had gone for sanitisation work at Motipura village, where a scuffle broke out with some locals. He was first admitted to a local hospital in Rampur, after which he was taken to another hospital in Moradabad, where he died on April 17,” police sources said.
Pal’s post-mortem report is awaited and further action will be taken in the case on the basis of evidence, police added.
Meanwhile, Harishankar, brother of the deceased, alleged, “My brother had gone for sanitisation work to the village due to pandemic on April 14. Five people brutally thrashed him and then forced him to drink the disinfectant that he was spraying. The locals rushed him to a local hospital in Rampur first, but then he was referred to TMU Hospital in Moradabad, where he died.” (UNI)