Mandsaur: Despite the government locking down cities and advising people to stay indoors in the wake of coronavirus, many irresponsible citizens still choose to ignore the social distancing protocols. To deter such people, Mandsaur Police came up with a unique social experiment to ensure that people stay indoors. Also Read - Shaheen Bagh Vacated Amid Coronavirus Lockdown, Anti-CAA Protesters Detained

Cops printed out pamphlets that read “Mai samaaj ka dushman hoon. Mai ghar nahi rahoonga.” (I am an enemy of the society, I will not stay at home) and handed out to people who were seen wandering on the streets aimlessly. Also Read - Coronavirus Quarantine: Sikhs in NYC Prepare Over 30,000 Free Meal Packets For Americans- Watch

“The pamphlets were distributed to the people who were roaming outside their homes and their picture was clicked and shared on social media so that they are ashamed of their actions and understand that if they themselves are carriers of such a deadly disease, they are spreading it to the whole society,” Mandsaur ASP Hitesh Choudhary told reporters. Also Read - Katrina Kaif, Kartik Aaryan Share Mini-Tutorial on How to Wash Dishes at Home Amid Coronavirus Outbreak- Watch

Choudhary appealed to the people to not step out of their homes, if not needed and added that action would be taken against defaulters. The directives will remain implemented until March 25.

To help break the chain of transmission, Section 144 of CrPC has been imposed in the district as many other parts of the country are under complete lockdown, barring essential services.

The Centre on Monday asked state governments to strictly enforce the lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus and directed legal action against violators.

India has 415 cases of COVID-19, as per the Health Ministry while the state of Madhya Pradesh has 6 patients of the highly contagious virus. There have been 8 coronavirus disease-related deaths in the country so far.

(With Agency inputs)