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COVID-19: Man commits suicide after facing social boycott in Himachal’s Una district

COVID-19: Man commits suicide after facing social boycott in Himachal’s Una district

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 April 2020 7:50 AM GMT

NEW DELHI: Mohammad Dilshad from Himachal Pradesh’s Una district committed suicide after reportedly facing “social boycott” from villagers.

The 37-year-old man Dilshad was one of the contacts of a Tablighi Jamaat member. He was taken to a quarantine facility. Health officials dropped him to his residence after he tested negative for coronavirus.

But he faced social boycott as a result of which he committed suicide under a shed at his residence in Himachal.

DGP Sita Ram Mardi said, "Some villagers pointed out that this man was a suspected COVID-19 patient. He was quarantined and tested negative for the infection. When he returned to his village, he was discriminated against and socially boycotted by villagers. At this, he committed suicide."

It is important to note that, a rise in the number of cases in the country was due to the religious gathering at Nizamuddin. The area has now emerged as a hotspot for COVID-19 in India. Despite warnings from the government which had banned mass gatherings, authorities at Nizamuddin had gone ahead with the margaz where more than 2000 people from the country as well as all around the world had participated.

A lot of people who went back after attending the religious gathering had tested positive for coronavirus. Some deaths have also occurred.

It was on March 13 when 3400 people had arrived there for Tablighi Jamaat. This was when the Delhi CM had warned against mass gatherings of more than 200 people.

A few days later, the CM of Delhi out an upper limit of 50 for mass gathering but people at the gathering did not pay heed.

A few days later 10 people who were Indonesians tested positive for coronavirus at Telangana.

Then on March 22 Janata curfew was announced.

Next day 1500 left Nizamuddin.

And then the nation was out under 3 weeks lockdown which is why, Nizamuddin authorities say that people could not leave or vacate.

Questions have also been raised on the role of Delhi Police and what they were doing when such a gathering was underway at the heart of the city.

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