Man arrested for manhandling On duty BMC doctor over Covid-19 testing
Bandra: A Senior on-duty BMC doctor was manhandled after an altercation broke out between the duo for suggesting the man undergo a Covid-19 test as he showed high temperature and had recently travelled from another state.
The Bandra Government Railway Police (GRP) has already arrested the 22-year-old man for manhandling the medical practitioner.
According to Bandra GRP, the accused returned to Mumbai from Uttar Pradesh along with his family. As he travelled via a long-distance train and came back from another state, following the protocols, the BMC staff appointed at the platform checked him along with the other passengers who were coming from other states.
However, the accused and his family were stopped at the terminus as his body temperature was elevated. According to a recent media report by The Indian Express, the 52 years old doctor who was on duty at that time advised the accused to undergo an RT-PCR test as dictated by the protocols.
Instead of cooperating with the doctor, the accused clearly refused to undergo the test. Following his refusal, a heated argument took place between the doctor and the accused after which he allegedly manhandled the doctor in order to escape the scenario. His kin also got involved in the fight but managed to escape the scene by the time the police arrived. Police placed the accused under arrest for manhandling an on-duty medical practitioner.