On Sunday afternoon a group of people illegally gathered at the containment zone in Yavatmal’s Darwha demanding the handing over of a dead body and complaining about the inconvenience caused due to the restrictions reports Sakal. The group got into an argument with the police and also indulged in stone-pelting as a result of which tension prevailed in the town and police presence in the area was increased.
Sector 9 of Darwha was declared a containment zone after a woman in the area tested positive of Covid-19 Corona Virus. There was a death in the area on Saturday and hence a medical team was sent to collect samples and bring the dead body to the government hospital for the same. However, the team faced stiff opposition and relatives refused to hand over the body. Ultimately the team was able to convince family and friends of the dead person and got possession of the body from the Kabrastan (Islamic Crematorium).
Later the officials were informed of illegal gathering in the containment zone. On learning about the same Tehsildar Sanjay Jadhav, Police in-charge Manoj Kedare and Chief Officer Dhiraj reached the spot. Sayyed Farukh, who had gathered there with around 100-150 people, got into an argument with the officials with regard to handing over the dead body.
He even abused the authorities for not providing enough facilities in the containment zone. Soon the mob began pelting stones damaging a police vehicle. The Tehsildar’s driver also got injured on the head. Tehsildar Sanjay Jadhav lodged a police complaint Sayyed Farukh and 100-150 other unknown persons.
This incident has led to tensions in the town as a result of which markets in various areas of the town were shut down. Additional police forces were called in and a strict police bandobast (security arrangement) was put in place. Considering the seriousness of the situation, Superintendent of Police Noorul Hassan visited Darwha and took stock of the situation.
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