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COVID-19: Bengal man steps out for milk, dies after police beating

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A 32-year-old man in West Bengal’s Howrah, who had gone out of his home during the coronavirus lockdown to buy milk, was beaten up by the police on Wednesday. Later, the doctors at hospital declared him brought dead.

His family has alleged he died of the injuries.

The man has been identified as Lal Swami, a resident of Howrah. His wife has alleged he faced police lathicharge when the personnel were clearing a gathering on the streets, reported ABP Ananda.

However, police have alleged he died after suffering from a cardiac arrest and that he was already suffering from heart ailments.

West Bengal has so far recorded 10 coronavirus cases and 1 death.

CM Mamata Banerjee had announced complete lockdown of the state since Monday till March 31.

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