Kurnool : With more people defying the Covid-19 lockdown order by coming on the roads sans purpose, the Kurnool police of Andhra Pradesh, have cracked a unique idea to shame the violators.
The AP police that received backslash for unleashing their brutality against citizens during the lockdown, on April 1st took a complete U-turn.
The Dhone police in Kurnool district roped two Characters, dressed like Lord Yamraj (the God of death) and Chitragupta. The cops accompanied by the characters were found on Dhone town streets, to shame the violators.
On April Fool’s day, the duo dressed as characters, i.e the god of death along with Chitragupta, were spotted on the streets of Dhone. ‘I am Yamaraj, do you know why I have come here? Lockdown rules are being violated here (in Dhone) and other parts of Kurnool district, forcing me to descend’ was his speech.To add,a small play was enacted where the Character, Yama asked Chitragutpa to count the violators and prepare a list of time and date for their death.
Besides this, the duo helped the police to create awareness about the importance of staying homes and maintaining social distancing to contain the spread of the Covid-19.
According to the Kurnool police, batons were used against motorist, who violated the lockdown norms. ‘We have roped in Yama and Chitragutpa to warn people, spending time outside their homes’.
The police said that number of Covid-19 positive cases have been increasing in the state. If continue to violate, and avoid social distancing norms, the virus will further spread at a high rate. The police appealed the people to stay indoors and follow the lockdown to protect the family as well as the country
Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh reported 43 new COVID-19 positive cases within a span of 12 hours, taking the tally to 87.
Kadapa district, which had not reported any case until Tuesday, recorded 15 cases in 12 hours. Prakasam district too reported 15 cases. Similarly, West Godavari district recorded 13 cases from zero on Tuesday.
With 43 new cases, the number has doubled in AP. From 44 cases on Tuesday, it has reached 87 on Wednesday.
Of the 43 new cases, the majority of them are linked to Tablighi Jamaat congregation held at Nizamuddin in New Delhi.