COVID-19: ASHA worker manhandled by 5 people in UP's Gonda

An ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) worker was verbally abused and manhandled by five people in Uttar Pradesh's Gonda on April 06. Beena Yadav was manhandled in Takiya area of Bhauri Ganj. The incident occurred when she had gone there to collect data and make a list of people who had recently returned from other states and countries. While speaking to ANI, the ASHA worker, Beena Yadav said, "I went for a survey to make a list of the people returning from other states and abroad. Some people gave me the information peacefully. But some others verbally abused me, tore my register and manhandled me." Speaking to ANI, the DSP of Gonda, Kripa Shanker Kannaujia said, "Based on her complaint, FIR was registered against five people. Two have been arrested, rest of the arrests will be made soon and action will be taken against all of them." There are total 350 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh including three deaths and 21 cured. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 active cases rose to 4643 in India and 149 deaths.