Locals have confined an Italy-returnee youth, who fled Ashkona Hajj Camp during his quarantine period, and his family, to their house at Uttar Chelopara in the district town on Tuesday amid growing fear about the deadly coronavirus outbreak.
Parimal Kumar, councillor of the area, said Masud, 30, son of Hashem Uddin, was put in quarantine at the hajj camp but he fled the camp.
Hearing the news, locals gathered in front of his house.
The councillor said he talked to Masud and his family members from outside the house and asked them to stay indoors for 14 days.
Masud's father said his son is not infected with coronavirus and local people are torturing them by confining them to the house. "I've already informed the matter to the civil surgeon,"
Civil surgeon Doctor Gausul Azam said a medical team has been sent to the spot.