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Two held in Uttar Pradesh for manhandling ASHA worker seeking data from people

The woman said that while people were sharing their information calmly, a few resisted and abused her verbally and tore the documents she was carrying.

Published: 08th April 2020 02:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th April 2020 02:16 PM   |  A+A-

Handcuffs, arrest

For representational purposes

By ANI

GONDA: Two people were arrested for allegedly verbally abusing and manhandling an Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) worker here in Takiya area in Bhauri Ganj here, police said on Wednesday.

The incident occurred on April 6 when ASHA worker, Beena Yadav, arrived at the Takiya area to collect data and make a list of people who had recently returned from other states and countries in view of combating COVID-19.

Speaking to ANI, the woman said that while people were sharing their information calmly, a few resisted and abused her verbally and tore the documents she was carrying.

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"I went for a survey to make a list of the people returning from other states and abroad. Some people gave me the information peacefully. But some others verbally abused me, tore my register and manhandled me," the ASHA worker said.

On the basis of her complaint, police have registered an FIR against five people.

"Two have been arrested. Rest of the arrests will be made soon and action will be taken against all of them," said Circle Officer Kripa Shankar Kanaujiya.

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