Delhi: Man spits on Manipuri woman, calls her “Corona”; FIR registered

While passing through a dark stretch, she was approached by a middle-aged man who passed lewd comments at her and, after she objected, spat on her and called her ‘corona’ before fleeing from the spot in his two-wheeler.

Written by March 23, 2020 16:10

New Delhi: A bizarre cases of racism has come to light in the national capital, a woman from Manipur was racially abused and called “Corona” by a man in Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar last night.

Delhi: Man spits on Manipuri woman, calls her "Corona"; FIR registered

According to the police, the incident took place on Sunday night when the 25-year-old woman was on her way home in Vijaynagar, after buying grocery from the local market. While passing through a dark stretch, she was approached by a middle-aged man who passed lewd comments at her and, after she objected, spat on her and called her ‘corona’ before fleeing from the spot in his two-wheeler.

The Delhi Police has registered an FIR under section 509 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed shock after reading about the incident. Taking to Twitter, he wrote, “Am shocked to read this. Delhi Police must find the culprit and take strict action. We need to be united as a nation, especially in our fight against Covid-19.”

The cases of corona infections in India are constantly increasing. The number of coronavirus patients has increased to 419 nationwide. 8 people have also died due to Corona’s grip. In the last 24 hours, more than 50 new Corona-positive patients have appeared across the country and three deaths have occurred.