A 32-year-old man from West Bengal’s Howrah went out to purchase milk during coronavirus lockdown on Wednesday when he was snapped and beaten up by the police. He later passed away after the thrashing. His family has alleged that he died due to the thrashing of police.
The victim has been identified as Lal Swami, a resident of Howrah, who stepped out of his residence to buy milk. His wife has alleged he faced police lathi-charge when the personnel were clearing a gathering on the streets.
As far as COVID-19 toll is concerned West Bengal has so far recorded 10 coronavirus cases and 1 death.
As far as positive infections are concerned, a 66-year-man has been tested positive for the coronavirus in West Bengal, which is the 10th case in the state. The man from Nayabad in Kolkata had no history of travelling abroad or outside the state.
The man had been accused of attending a wedding in Midnapore and might have come in contact with a person infected with the novel coronavirus.
The man as of now has been under treatment in the isolation ward of a private hospital and his family kept in home isolation under police protection, sources said. CM Mamata Banerjee had announced complete lockdown of the state since Monday till March 31.