New Delhi, India: Delhi Police lodged a Jawaharlal Nehru University student for purposely breaching lockdown and aggressively threatens to cough up to spread coronavirus when he was stopped from leaving campus, officials said on Saturday.
As per the FIR filed by the Delhi Police, on Wednesday, a Jawaharlal Nehru University student Pranav Menon came to the north gate of the JNU university and requested to go outside the JNU campus.
Pranav Menon was told by security officials of JNU Campus that no one can go outside of JNU campus, following which he sat near the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus gate, the FIR said.
When Pranav Menon was asked to leave the area by the security officials, Pranav said he will cough and spread COVID-19, it said.
Later, a case under relevant IPC sections was registered, Delhi police added.
A video of the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus incident went viral on social media on Thursday in which the JNU student is seen in a brawl with the security guards, who were removing him from the JNU campus gates where he was sitting.
As the number of cases for coronavirus is rapidly increasing with an increasing rate, there is fear among people for its spread. So, it is offensive to threaten anybody by using COVID 19 as a weapon in India as well as in the other nations suffering from the disease. Till now there are around 4500 cases in India with Maharashtra having the highest number of cases. There is no evidence for declining of the coronavirus cases in the country.
Because of the fear among people regarding coronavirus and day to day increase in a number of COVID 19 cases in India, an FIR has been registered against JNU student for threatening to spread the virus, which is both ethically and legally wrong. There are other ridiculous cases also in which people have threatened as well as done actions to spread the virus.