The lockdown has exposed the cruel face of the UP government
In a shocking incident, migrants were sprayed with 'chemical by a team on sanitising duty.
The incident occurred on Sunday at Bareilly bus stand
Migrants who were returning to their homes in Uttar Pradesh were made to sit at the bus stand
The migrants had walked down from Noida and Delhi, were waiting for help
The officials said that they would be taken on buses and would be given food.
About 50 migrants were made to sit and wait for food at the bus at the satellite bus adda
As the migrants waited, some men in protective suits came and began spraying water on them.
They claimed to be from sanitization team and sanitized the crowd
"The children began crying and women were also shocked", said a migrant
The sanitizing team sprayed the group with a diluted mixture of sodium hypochlorite.
Sodium Hypochlorite is the main ingredient in laundry bleach.
It is used extensively as a bleaching agent in the textile, detergents
It is also used as a disinfectant and often used in paper and pulp industries.
After they were sprayed with water, the children complained of itching in their eyes
The chemical had a strange smell and some women also developed rashes
None of the officials in Bareilly and Lucknow, however, have commented on the incident.
Calls made to the Bareilly district magistrate's office did not elicit any response.
Officials in Lucknow also did not respond to queries on the incident.