Chennai cops harass, beat up residents stepping out to buy groceries amid COVID-19 lockdown

  • | Friday | 27th March, 2020

If there are cases where people who went for essential work were harassed, we will definitely look into it." However, several Chennai residents complained that they were given an earful and in some cases even hit by the police for stepping out to buy groceries, medicines and other essentials. Residents, doctors, those working with essential services, newspaper vendors and delivery men, those employed at ration shops, house help, water tanker drivers faced the same issue. Residents said they had no choice but to venture out to neighbouring areas to buy groceries as the shops in their areas were closed or over crowded. On OMR, cases of private water tankers being stopped and the drivers being beaten up are in plenty, said residents.

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