The 75-year-old elder Nafisa Khatoon says, "There was a rumor about me that I died due to COVID-19 and my grave was also dug up. Similarly, the same is being said about other Muslims in village. We have to tell people that we are alive." Incidents of boycott of Muslims are increasing in ration shops, banks and other government offices in Bhagwanpur block of Begusarai.
Navisa said, "On seeing us going to the bank, people are taunting, you are a Muslim. You have brought with you Corona. Go from here." Mehboob Alam, a resident of Barauni, says, "Some of his relatives do the work of washing railway sheets, curtains, blankets, etc. But they are now forbidden to come to work, whereas those of the Hindu community who work were, still working". In a complaint filed, Mr Alam of Bhagwanpur village writes, "Brick and stones are thrown at the homes of people of my Muslim community after 6'o clock in the evening. Begusarai SP Avtar Kumar said "At such a time, Muslim brothers have to trust the police. Wherever there are excesses, tell the police. Let us know about the rumors. I assure you that the police will take action against everyone".