Amid COVID-19 duty, ASHA worker attacked in Karnataka's Bagalkot; One held

South India

An  Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) worker, Jyothi Pola, was allegedly attacked while on COVID-19 duty to verify travel details of people in Mudhol police station, near Bagalkot, on Thursday.


According to the report from police officials, one person, Vital Gasthi, has been arrested for the attack.

As per the report, the attack happened while the ASHA worker was inquiring about Gasthi's travel history. He attacked and kicked her in stomach and chest.

An FIR has been registered against two persons in connection with the case at the police station.

Further investigation is underway.

According to data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 143 new coronavirus cases were reported as of 8:00 AM on May 22 in Karnataka.

This brings the total reported cases of coronavirus in Karnataka to 1,605. Among the total people infected as on date, 571 have recovered and 41 have passed away.


With inputs from ANI

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