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Manipur students denied entry into supermarket

 HYDERABAD, April 9 - In a case of coronavirus-induced racism, two students from Manipur were allegedly denied entry into a supermarket here reportedly due to their facial appearance, the police said today. The private security guards, along with the store manager, were taken into custody for not letting the two do shopping, the police added.

A video of the incident, purportedly showing one security guard saying there is no entry for them, even as two persons were heard seeking to know the reason for the refusal of entry, went viral, the police said.

The incident happened on Wednesday when the two students, aged around 24, pursuing BTech course in the city, went to buy grocery and vegetables, they said.

Based on a complaint, a case was registered under IPC Sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups) and other relevant sections and two security guards and the store manager were taken into custody, an investigating official said. – PTI

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