MP whistleblower attacked for showing troubles of quarantined people

BHOPAL: A whistleblower was allegedly attacked by panchayat employees after he went to social media to highlight the plight of four young people in a quarantine facility.

The panchayat employees themselves were responsible for the welfare of the inmates of the quarantine center. Police said Bhupendra Goswami, Sobran Rawat, Jannet Rawat and Ummed Rawat had returned two days ago from Pune and Benguluru and were quarantined at a village school by the local panchayat of the Mewra village of Vijaypur tehsil in Sheopur.

The four youths alleged that they were denied food and even water in the quarantine center. They claimed that there wasn't even a fan in the scorching summer.

When Rishikesh Goswami, brother of one of the inmates at the quarantine center, raised the issue on social media, he was beaten. I put the plight of the four people in the quarantine center to get the attention of the district administration, Rishikesh told police in a written complaint.

He alleged that the panchayat's secretary, Bhanu Mewra, and his partner Mahesh Mewra came to his home and attacked him for posing the problem.

Satish Sahu, SHO of the Vijaypur Police Station, said: “We have received a complaint. We are conducting an investigation before completing an FIR.