Mumbai: A Yemeni citizen, returning after burial of his mother in a Muslim cemetery here, was beaten up by police for venturing out during the lockdown.
Waleed Mohammad, a Yemen citizen had been in Mumbai for the treatment of his ailing mother, who died in a hospital here early today. He was returning from the cemetery in the city outskirts when his car was intercepted by police. "I told them why he was out and pleaded with them to let me go but they refused to listen and gave me a severe thrashing", Waleed alleged. He said later he was taken into custody and released only after the intervention of his counsulate.
According to Waleed he had come to India for the treatment of his mother who was suffering from a chronic kideney ailment and doctors at a private hospital in Dongri area had suggested kidney transplant. "I had made all arrangements for the transplant but the surgery was postponed due to sudden Covid-19 lockdown", Waleed said.
His mother died due to renal failure today.
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