In a heartbreaking incident, a 30-year-old man, who successfully fought coronavirus and was recently discharged from hospital, has put up his house for sale in Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh after the continued social boycott of his family.
According to the media reports, the man had returned from Dubai on March 18 and tested COVID positive on March 24. He was discharged from hospital after recovery on April 4.
“I recovered from this virus by my own will power and support from doctors and nurses, but I but lost it on social front,” he told media on Monday.
“My neighbours had been troubling me ever since I was discharged from the hospital with all sort of rumours and taunts. Vegetable vendors and milkman were stopped from visiting our house,” he said, adding, life has become extremely difficult and that he was not able to bear the pain of a social boycott.
He also added that his family is treated as untouchables and when they step out of the house people shut the doors on seeing them as if they had committed some heinous crime.
“We do not want to live in this colony anymore. Some people came to our house in the midnight and hurled abuses asking us to vacate the house and colony,” his father said.
He said he had no option left but to sell this house. “We bought this house and had so many dreams about it, but are forced to sell it with a heavy heart.
As per the sources quoted in a media report, the attitude of the neighbours changed when the man’s father, mother and sister, who were quarantined, came home after their reports were negative for the virus.
Shivpuri police said they are not aware of the issue. “No one has complained to us. It can be the outcome of an old dispute between neighbours,” said district police officials.
SDM AS Gurjar met the aggrieved family and assured them of all possible help after the matter went viral on social media.