Dead man's son hides information, booked in Ambala

Dead man's son hides information, booked in Ambala


AMBALA: The police have booked the son of a Covid-19 victim for allegedly concealing vital information about the family’s travel and contact history after his Patiala based mother-in-law (65) tested positive for novel coronavirus on Friday.
He allegedly did not give details about the contact history of his mother-in-law, uncle, and a maid. His father, a resident of Timber Market, Ambala Cantonment, was declared having the virus after his death at PGI, Chandigarh on April 1.
Ambala deputy commissioner (DC) Ashok Kumar Sharma said, “When health teams went to the house to take samples of family members, the man concealed the information about the woman’s presence at their home. He hid about their contact history with their uncle and a maid. We have now been quarantined them and taken their samples for testing.”
“There is no social stigma in a person showing flu-like symptoms. People should come forward and disclose all details about contact and travel history so that the administration can provide timely health services and save lives,” he said.
The case was registered under Sections 51 (whoever refuses to comply with any direction given by government) of the Disaster Management Act, 3 (penalty for disobeying any regulation) of the Epidemic Disease Act, and 188 (disobedience of orders of public servant), 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 270 (malignant act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), and 271 (disobedience of quarantine rules) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
On April 5, the administration had declared Timber Market of Ambala Cantonment as containment zone. Till Friday, a total of seven positive Covid-19 cases had been reported in Ambala.

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