A senior Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) worker and an Anganwadi worker were thrashed by a Muslim family in Kerala’s Irukkuzi after being mistaken as a CAA-NRC officials.
As per a report by UNI, the accredited social worker identified as Maheshwari was visiting the house of Sainuddin where they were thrashed and had to be admitted at a Taluk hospital in Kadakkal on Thursday (23 January).
While the report claims that the duo had been surveying houses for the National Population Register (NPR), other sources including Janam TV have stated that they were actually vaccination officials conducting anti-polio drive.
As per the report, Maheshwari amma had come to Sainuddin’s house to identify children who were not given the polio vaccine. After inquiry the Sainuddin family informed that no kid aged below the age of five lived there.
After Maheshwari amma proceeded to put a mark on the house’s boundary wall for documentation purposes the family members became livid and proceeded to assault her and destroyed her polio vaccine bottles, after presuming that they were out to collect citizenship details.
Sainuddin and his family members have now been booked by the authorities.
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