Coronavirus Outbreak: Man arrested in Palghar mob-lynching case tests positive, 43 others to be tested

Updated: May 02, 2020, 12:35 IST | Diwakar Sharma | Mumbai

According to sources, the person was tested negative on April 28 but 'he developed symptoms of coronavirus and was tested again'

This picture has been used for representational purposes
This picture has been used for representational purposes

A 55-year-old man who was one of the 101 people arrested in connection with the Palghar mob-lynching incident has been tested positive for COVID-19. Sources said that 43 others involved in the case would have to be tested for the virus.

It is to be noted that all the 101 people who were arrested on April 17, were produced before a court on Thursday to seek their custody in another case regarding the lynching of three men including Chikne Maharaj, Sushil Giri and their cab driver Nilesh Tilghate in Palghar.

Sources have told mid-day that the person was tested negative on April 28 but 'he developed symptoms of coronavirus and was tested again'.

"The 55-year-old man was kept in lock-up with 20 others arrested in the case at Wada police station. The samples of all accused and police officials are being collected. They will be quarantined," said a senior police officer at Palghar, adding that the officers who have interrogated the person will also be quarantined.

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