- Mob thrashes doctor after entering government hospital in Assam
- Junior doctor seriously injured in brutal beating
- Angry family members gave the result of the incident
At least 24 people, including a woman, have been arrested by the police after a doctor was brutally thrashed at a government hospital in Assam’s Hojai district. Siuz Kumar Senapati, posted at Udali COVID Care Center in Hojai, about 140 km from Guwahati, was brutally thrashed by relatives of a COVID patient, police said on Wednesday. Along with kicking and punching the doctor was
Police and health officials said that the injured young doctor is undergoing treatment at another hospital in Nagaon and his condition is said to be stable after Tuesday evening’s incident. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has tweeted about the matter and strongly condemned the incident. He has said, ‘I am personally monitoring the matter and promise that the junior doctor will definitely get justice.’ Sarma said in a tweet, ’24 culprits involved in this barbaric attack have been arrested and charge sheet will be filed at the earliest.
Sarma, who is currently in Delhi, in his tweet also mentioned the names of 22 out of 24 people and said that the perpetrators have been identified. Police said Jiyazuddin, a resident of Peepal Pukhuri village, who was COVID-19 positive, died on Tuesday due to covid-associated infection and kidney-related complications. The injured doctor, Senapati, told the media that around 40 people had assaulted him. The mob also ransacked the hospital and tried to attack other doctors, nurses and health workers.
‘beaten out of the room, snatched the ring’
The doctor said, ‘I entered a room and tried to hide, but they found me and beat me up. They snatched my gold chain, my ring and mobile phone.” The Indian Medical Association, the Assam chapter and the Assam Medical Services Association (AMSA) strongly condemned the incident and demanded strict action against the culprits. AMSA members also boycotted the services of the outpatient department in all government medical facilities on Wednesday in protest against the incident.
However, emergency services and COVID related duties will continue. As a protest, the doctors are performing their duty wearing a black badge. Additional Director General of Police G. P. Singh said a case has been registered and a Deputy Inspector General of Police and Hojai District Superintendent of Police are leading the investigation.
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