The Rajasthan Police on Sunday filed an FIR against three staff members, including a doctor, a lab technician and a compounder of a private hospital in Churu district for planning to discriminate against coronavirus patients from the Muslim community.
All three have been booked under Sections 153A (attack upon any religion) and 505 (Statements conducing to public mischief) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Disaster Management Act.
Maqbool Khan, the district president of the Muslim Parishad Sansthan in Churu, said he had reported the matter to police, The Indian Express report says.
The police prob was initiated after screenshots of a WhatsApp conversation went viral.
“From tomorrow, I will not do X-rays of Muslim patients. This is my vow,” read one of the messages.
“Stop attending to Muslim patients all together,” another message reads.
“We assure you that in the future our hospital will not give you any reason to complain,” Dr Sunil Choudhary, who runs the hospital apologised on Saturday. In a Facebook post.