GUWAHATI: Assam Covid doctor thrashed by locals; Police nab one
A medical practitioner suffered serious injuries after he was thrashed by a group of people at the Udali Covid Care Centre (CCC) in Hojai district on Tuesday after one of their ‘relative’ died of Covid 19.
The victim was identified as one Seuj Kumar Senapati. Two others including a woman were also injured in the attack.
The group of people also damaged the CCC. They alleged negligence by Senapati and the medical team at the CCC for the death of one Giyasuddin.
A video of the incident had gone viral in which a group of around 20 people including women were seen manhandling Senapati and beating him with sticks and other items. They also tore his dress.
Later, police arrested one person involved in the crime. However, others were yet to be nabbed.
Assam special director general of police, GP Singh has directed the Hojai police to arrest all persons involved in the assault.