Spraying of disinfectant on migrants in Delhi creates public outcry


New Delhi: In a shocking incident, an area civic body worker sprayed disinfectant on a group of migrants waiting outside a Lajpat Nagar school here for heath screening.

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation, however, said it happened by mistake as the worker could not handle the pressure of the jetting machine. It said the officers had “apologised” to the public for the act.

It occurred when scores of migrants had gathered outside the Hemu Kalani Senior Secondary School for screening in Lajpat Nagar-3 before boarding a Shramik Special train.

There was a public outcry when the video clip of the incident went viral on social media. A worker engaged in a sanitation drive can be seen spraying disinfectant on some of the migrant workers present there.

The staff has already been instructed to be more careful and attentive while doing the job in future, the officials said.

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