Bengaluru, Apr 24: Two of the 54 inmates, arrested in connection with the Padayarayanapura vandalism, who were lodged in the Ramanagara Prison, have contracted novel coronavirus.
According to official sources, the Bengaluru Police, on Thursday, had arrested 54 people in connection with an attack on health workers and policemen, who had gone to Padayarayanapura area to convince the residents to opt for quarantine to prevent the spread of the CORONA-19 virus. However, the health workers and the Policemen had to face the wrath of the residents, who had ransacked the police posts put out in the region and also chased away the health workers from the area.
Taking the issue seriously, the city police had arrested 54 locals into the incident and ad put them in Ramanagara Prison. The sources said two of the arrested tested positive for the COVID-19 disease and admitted into a designated hospital in Bengaluru city. The Ramanagara district authorities had also taken measures to sanitise the contacts of all the accomplices of the infected patients and also the entire prison, following the incident. Meanwhile, former Chief Minister and JDS Legislative party leader in the Karnataka Assembly, H D Kumaraswamy has criticised the government’s action in lodging the arrested in Ramanagara district prison. He tweeted that the entire Ramanagara district was free from the spread of COVID-19 virus until the lodging of the arrested people from Bengaluru to here. This act has risked the lives of people in this district. The JD(S) leader has also warned the state government of staging a protest. (UNI)