This is the moment the locals were seen pelting stones at the doctors and health officials who went searching for the COVID-19 infected patients at the Tattpatti Bakhal of Indore, Madhya Pradesh in central India.
The locals who belonged from the Muslim community got enraged and started pelting stones at the health workers and chased them while attacking them with rods in huge numbers.
The health officials were seen running after being chased to save themselves from being lynched by the mob.
A lady doctor said, “We went searching for a local suspect which then enraged the locals from the area and they started chasing us by pelting stones.”
Two lady doctors also sustained injuries in their legs and were later rescued by the cops.
Some of the cops were already present on the spot and tried to handle the situation but soon realized that they were outnumbered and focussed on saving the health workers rather than chasing away the mob.
A complaint has been filed at the Chhatripura police station against the unknown locals.
The state of Madhya Pradesh is seeing a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases by the day.
India reported its biggest daily rise yesterday as more people were confirmed infected, bringing the national total up to 3,981 active cases as on 7th April.
The country’s death toll stood at 114 as per government data on 7th April 2020.
India’s 1.3 billion residents were put on ‘total lockdown’ for at least 21 days, putting almost a fifth of the world’s population into confinement.
Video Courtesy: metro.co.uk