New Delhi: In an incident that points towards the heartlessness of the society towards the frontline COVID-19 workers, a security guard of the Delhi government-run GTB hospital was allegedly beaten up by his neighbours on the terrace of his house after he was accused as a Corona-spreader. The incident took place in Northeast Delhi’s Harsh Vihar. GTB hospital is a dedicated COVID-19 facility in Delhi.Also Read - No Vaccination at Civic, Govt Centres in Mumbai Today Due to Shortage of Doses: BMC
The victim was identified as Vijay Kumar, a resident of Harsh Vihar. He works as a security guard at the GTB Hospital, reports said. Also Read - UP Becomes First State to Clock 5 Crore Vaccination Mark As India Administers Over 48 crore Doses So Far
The incident took place on June 19, when Kumar and his neighbour, Vikas Gautam, were at the terrace of their apartment. An argument broke out between them after Gautam accused Kumar of “spreading the coronavirus because he was working at a hospital”, a senior police officer said. Also Read - Odisha: Bhubaneshwar Claims to be Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Following the argument, Gautam allegedly beat up the guard, who was taken to a nearby hospital, he said.
On the complaint of the guard, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northeast) Ved Prakash Surya said a case was registered and the accused was arrested.
The allegations made by the victim are being verified, he said, adding further investigation is underway.
(With Agency Inputs)