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Outrage as Viral Video Shows Indore Civic Staff ‘Dumping’ Homeless Elderly People at City Outskirts

Photo Of Elderly People Being Taken Away By The Indore Municipal Corporation ( News 18)

Photo Of Elderly People Being Taken Away By The Indore Municipal Corporation ( News 18)

As the municipal staff started ‘dumping’ the elderly people on the Indore-Dewas border, the locals gathered on the spot to oppose the inhuman act.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday suspended an Indore Municipal Corporation official after videos of homeless people being driven out of the city and dropped near a village in biting cold went viral on social media.

As the municipal staff started ‘dumping’ the elderly people on the Indore-Dewas border, the locals gathered on the spot to oppose the inhuman act. As the locals started questioning them and making videos of the act, the municipal employees were left unnerved. In a haste, they quickly helped the elderly people back on the vehicle and left the scene.

In no time the video went viral on social media, and netizens started hurling angry comments at IMC which is credited with the distinction of making Indore, the cleanest city in the country.

Congress working president Jitu Patwari also shared the video on Twitter with the caption, “Ma Ahilya’s city is shamed.”

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Commenting on the incident, IMC commissioner Pratibha Pal said that the matter was sensitive and whoever is found guilty won’t be spared. Reacting to the incident, Urban Administration and Development minister Bhupendra Singh said that he has issued orders for IMC officers to take strict action against those guilty in the matter.

Later on, two contractual workers in charge of a night shelter, Vishwas Vajpayee and Brajesh Lashkari, were suspended by the municipal corporation.

Meanwhile, IMC Addl Commissioner Abhay Rajangaonkar claimed that it was a video in which the municipal employees were taking the homeless people to the night shelter from public places as the temperature had dropped in the city. He denied that the elderly people were dropped on the city border.

first published:January 29, 2021, 20:21 IST
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