‘Do Boond’ Death Rumours: Police Yet to Identify ‘Culprits’, No Arrests

Zafar Aafaq

KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

DC Srinagar, Dr Farooq A Lone, administering pulse polio vaccine to a baby at PHC Batamaloo on Sunday.
DC Srinagar, Dr Farooq A Lone, administering pulse polio vaccine to a baby at PHC Batamaloo on Sunday.

Jammu and Kashmir Police are yet to identify “those who spread” the rumours about deaths caused “due to” Pulse Polio vaccines.

Panic spread across valley on Sunday when children up to five years of age were administered pulse polio vaccines. Some “trouble makers” used social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Whats App for false information that several children died due to the vaccines.

The “news” went viral with common masses rushing to hospitals for check-up of their babies. As the numbers grew up outside medical centers, people resorted to sloganeering against the authorities and some officials were injured as well in Shopian. However, later it proved to be false information.

Police assured action and said, “those who mislead people will face strict action.” Later on that evening, several Facebook pages, Whats App groups wrote that a youth from North Kashmir’s Baramulla has been identified and detained by police in this regard.

However, when Kashmir Life on Monday evening contacted J&K Police spokesperson, he said, “Police are investigating the matter and are yet to identify, arrest any person.”

(Zafar Aafaq is a Intern with Kashmir Life.)

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