The locals claimed that they did not want Pal to enter her home as she shared office space with the infected persons (Representative Image).   |  Photo Credit: iStock Images
- A woman was denied entry into her rented accommodation by her landlords
- The woman was not allowed to enter her home with her family after a colleague of hers tested positive
Hooghly: A school teacher from West Bengal’s Hooghly and her husband allegedly refused to let a tenant enter their home over COVID-19 fears. The tenant is the BDO of Goghat Block 1. Sureshi Pal, the aggrieved was subjected to indifference after a person from his office tested positive for coronavirus.
Pal, however, entered the house only after the police arrested her landlords and resorted to lathi-charge. The accused landlords were identified as Ananda Saha and Mousumi Mondal.
Saha is an agriculture development officer while Mondal is a teacher at the Arambagh Girls’ High School. As per Pal, she was returning to her rented accommodation from her office when some of the neighbours and her landlords stopped her.
Accused suspected victim to be suspect
The neighbours allegedly claimed that a senior panchayat official and some other colleagues of Pal had tested positive for COVID-19. The locals claimed that they did not want Pal to enter her home as she shared office space with the infected persons.
Pal and her family were allegedly asked to shift to government accommodation. When the verbal spat between the two parties intensified, a group of locals allegedly pushed Pal to prevent her from entering into her house, The Times of India reported.
The police reached the spot after being informed and requested the locals to let Pal enter the house. Despite the police’s intervention, the locals refused to budge. Following this, the cops resorted to lathi-charge and dispersed the crowd.
The police arrested 6 persons along with Saha and Mondal. Nirmal Kumar Das, SDPO Arambagh condemned the incident and said that the accused will be produced before the court on Monday.
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