24 arrested for attack on junior doctor in Assam’s Hojai

The Assam Police has arrested 24 individuals in reference to the attack on a junior doctor at a Covid care centre in the Hojai district.

According to stories, family members of a deceased patient brutally thrashed a young doctor following the patient’s demise at Odali Model Hospital round 1:30 pm on Tuesday.

Now, 24 accused have been arrested for attacking the doctor, stated Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in a tweet.

“Twenty four culprits involved in this barbaric attack have been arrested and chargesheet will be filed at the earliest. I am personally monitoring this investigation and I promise that justice will be served [sic], Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted.

WHAT HAD HAPPENED?

A young doctor was brutally beaten by a mob and relatives of a Covid-19 patient after the patient died had at Odali Covid-19 care centre in the Hojai district of Assam.

According to reports, after a Covid-19 patient died at the centre, the relatives of the deceased patient brutally beaten the doctor identified as Dr Seuj Kumar Senapati.

A video of the incident also went viral on social media where some people were seen attacking the young doctor and kicking him.

According to reports, Dr Seuj Kumar Senapati had reached Odali Model Hospital for his Covid-19 duty around 1:30 pm on Tuesday.

“The family members of the affected person complained that the affected person’s situation was severe. When I noticed the affected person, I discovered that he had already died. The family members then instantly vandalised the furnishings on the hospital and attacked me,” Dr Seuj Kumar Senapati said.

Assam Legislative Assembly Deputy Speaker Dr Numal Momin told Aajtak/India Today TV that it was Dr Seuj Kumar Senapati’s first day on duty in a rural area after he had completed his MBBS course.

Taking note of the incident, Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted, “Brutality towards a doctor publish MBBS , rural posting is very condemable . I demand an neutral inquiry and Strict motion towards these offender.”

Himanta Biswa Sarma also said that such barbaric attacks on frontline workers won’t be tolerated.

“Such barbaric assaults on our frontline staff will not be tolerated by our administration. @gpsinghassam @assampolice Ensure that the culprits delivered to justice,” he tweeted.

IMA ASSAM CONDEMNS BARBARIC ASSAULT

The Assam State branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) condemned the “barbaric assault” on Dr Seuj Kumar Senapati, who works at one of many Covid Care Centres in Hojai district.

In a press assertion, IMA Assam state department stated, “The IMA and all of the docs are at a loss at this ugly reward to a frontline employee in Covid responsibility.”

Following the incident, the IMA demanded immediate arrest of all the culprits and asked them to book them under all stringent laws.

The IMA cautioned the government that the medical fraternity is finding it extremely difficult to control emotions at this hour of a public health emergency.

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