Driver engaged in Covid-19 duty beaten up

NAMSAI, Jul 24: Tor Borang, an ambulance driver of the malaria department currently engaged in Covid-19 duty here in Namsai district was allegedly beaten by some local people on 21 July.
He was reportedly beaten up near the DC office complex at around 7 pm.
The incident occurred when Borang, on being informed that he would have to undergo routine quarantine, had gone to his rented house to bring some clothes for his personal use, Borang told over telephone.
“I have received injuries in my right hand,” he said, adding that “they also hit the ambulance.”
The victim claimed that he went to the police station twice but the police did not receive his FIR, saying that a medical certificate was required.
“How can I obtain a medical certificate while observing quarantine?” Borang said.
He said the locals were apprehensive of him as he is on Covid-19 duty and thought he might spread the virus.
Borang, however, said there was no restriction or complaint from the house owner against his frequenting the house.
When contacted, SP Ankit Singh said he has not yet received any complaint in this regard. The SP said a team of police had been sent to conduct an inquiry into the incident on the same night.
Singh said he is ready to take up the case if a formal complaint is received.
In another incident, a man in a hurry beat up the driver of an ambulance in which he was travelling along with his pregnant wife to a hospital in Tezu, after the vehicle got stuck on the road for some time on Thursday night, said the SP.
“The ambulance started to move again after some pushing and pulling,” the SP said, adding that the man [husband] has been detained by the police and necessary action would be initiated against him if a complaint is received.
The SP said both the cases are minor in nature.