Medical team went to screen person for COVID 19, were kept hostage inside house in Budgam village

Budgam, Apr 11: A medical team was on Saturday kept hostage inside a house in Sheikhpora, Wathoora village of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Saturday. 

A medical team from Sub-District Hospital (SDH) Chadoora went to Sheikhpora village for screening of a person but the team was kept hostage inside the house.

An official from SDH Chadoora said that “as soon our members asked about the person who had travel history, his family members kept our whole medical team hostage in their house.”

Police official said that a person from the village was to be taken for screening but his family members refused and kept the medical team hostage inside their house, adding that soon after being informed about the incident, a police party rushed to the village to rescue them but were attacked with stones.

However, he said that the medical team was rescued safely by the police. He further stated that while being attacked with stones, three of the policemen were injured.

Meanwhile, a case under FIR number 53/2020 under section 188, 269, 353 IPC has been registered at Police station Chadoora and further investigation has been taken up— (KNO)

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