A woman migrant worker in Palghar district of Maharashtra attacked a police constable and bit her arm after the latter asked her to wear a mask, an official said on Wednesday.
The incident occurred on Tuesday evening when thousands of migrant labourers and their family members had gathered to complete necessary formalities for boarding a Shramik special train.
They were waiting in separate queues in the area awaiting their turn, the official said.
"A woman police constable spotted a woman in the crowd who was not wearing a face mask which is mandatory. When she asked the woman to wear a mask and maintain social distance, the latter attacked her and bit her arm," he said.
A case has been registered against the woman under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Disaster Management Act. No arrest has been made.