Agra, March 18, 2020-
Though a case has been filed (first in India) against the father of the 25-year-old woman, wife of the Bengaluru techie who tested COVID-19 positive, no action has been taken so far by the police, as the whole family is under ‘home quarantine’ in the railway colony, near Agra Cantonment railway station.
Senior Superintendent on Police (SSP) Babloo Kumar has, however, indicated that strict action would follow after 14 days.
The FIR was registered on Sunday at the initiative of District Magistrate Prabhu Narain Singh, under section 269 (unlawfully or negligently doing something which is likely to spread infection of any disease dangerous to life) and section 270 of the IPC, at the Sadar Bazar police station. A complaint was lodged by the additional CMO Vinay Kumar, on the basis of reports from the Aligarh and Lucknow Medical colleges.
The woman presently is in the isolation ward of the S.N. Medical College, here, and receiving treatment.
Her father, a railway employee, was charged with misleading officials about her whereabouts.
She had returned to her parents home from Bengaluru, after a honeymoon trip in Italy. Her husband had tested COVID-19 positive, and is under treatment. (Agency)