Press Esc to close
Sunday 30 August 2015
News updated at 3:23 PM IST
Weather
Max: 27.6°C
Min : 19.4°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day
Breaking News

HIV positive family beaten up, thrown out of home

Jaipur, Nov 24, 2012, (IANS) :

After an NGO disclosed the identity of an HIV-infected couple to their neighbours in Jodhpur, they and their four children have been ostracised and are being forced to sleep on pavements, police said Saturday.

The family has been sleeping on pavements outside the local railway station after their neighbours beat them up and forced them to leave their house when they came to know that they were HIV positive.

The couple lived in Jodhpur's Ambedkar Colony.

Police said a complaint has been registered at Sursagar police station in Jodhpur, 330 km from Jaipur.

"The man and hiswife are HIV infected. An activist of an NGO had come to the couple's house in Ambedkar Colony for counselling them a fortnight ago. He asked for directions to their house from some neighbours and mistakenly disclosed that the couple was suffering from AIDS," a police officer told IANS.

"The neighbours feared that the couple would spread the disease among others in the colony, so they beat them up and forced them to leave. As they had nowhere else to go, they are spending nights in front of a railway station," said the officer.

He added that the police are taking cognizance of the incident and a complaint has been registered through a court under section 107 of the Code of Criminal Procedural (CrPC).

A senior medial and health department officer said that disclosing the identity of an HIV-infected person is punishable under law.

"The victims or their family can register a first information report against people who disclose the identity of an AIDS patient," said the officer.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal showcases a creation by designer Bugatti during Lakme Fashion...

Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal showcases a creation by designer Bugatti during Lakme Fashion...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours gymnast Dipa Karmakar with Arjuna Award 2015...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours gymnast Dipa Karmakar with Arjuna Award 2015...

Malayali women light lamps at Lord Ayyappa Temple on the occasion of Onam festival...

Malayali women light lamps at Lord Ayyappa Temple on the occasion of Onam festival...

Mahants and sadhus from various Akharas arrive for the first Royal Bath of the Kumbh Mela...

Mahants and sadhus from various Akharas arrive for the first Royal Bath of the Kumbh Mela...

Indian women tie Rakhis onto the wrists of Indian BSF soldiers during the Raksha Bandhan...

Indian women tie Rakhis onto the wrists of Indian BSF soldiers during the Raksha Bandhan...

Women and Children from various segments of society tying ‘Rakhi’ to Prime Minister...

Women and Children from various segments of society tying ‘Rakhi’ to Prime Minister...

Muslim women tie rakhis to police officials on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan...

Muslim women tie rakhis to police officials on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours tennis player Sania Mirza with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna...

President Pranab Mukherjee honours tennis player Sania Mirza with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna...

School girls tying Rakhi on the wrists of BSF personnel during celebrations of Raksha Bandhan...

School girls tying Rakhi on the wrists of BSF personnel during celebrations of Raksha Bandhan...

Ex-servicemen celebrate Raksha Bandhan even as they continue their...

Ex-servicemen celebrate Raksha Bandhan even as they continue their...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523