Polio worker injured by youngsters in Takht Vichora village

Updated February 19, 2020

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A polio worker was allegedly beaten by three people at Takht Vichora village situated in the hilly area of Khatak belt in the Kalabagh police jurisdiction. — Reuters/File
A polio worker was allegedly beaten by three people at Takht Vichora village situated in the hilly area of Khatak belt in the Kalabagh police jurisdiction. — Reuters/File

MIANWALI: A polio worker was allegedly beaten by three people at Takht Vichora village situated in the hilly area of Khatak belt in the Kalabagh police jurisdiction.

Mohammad Ijaz Khan, naib qasid of the Govt High School of Tabisar, was deputed to administer polio drops to children in the area during the ongoing polio campaign. When he went to Islam Khan’s home at Takht Vichora village, reports said, the old man told him that veil-observing women weer at home and children and other members were out of home and that he should come some other time.

Meanwhile, some youngsters came out of the neighbouring house and thrashed the polio worker by blaming him for arguing with an old man. Ijaz Khan reported to the Kalabagh police that armed men Tariq and Anwar Sadat, along with another person, thrashed him and inflicted injuries on him.

SHO Mohammad Amjad told Dawn that this was the first time such an incident with any polio team member had taken place. He said police were investigating.

Published in Dawn, February 19th, 2020