Lady Doctor Thrashed At CD Hospital After Patient’s Death

Srinagar- Police have filed a case into an alleged assault on a lady doctor by the relatives of a terminally ill man, who died at the Chest Diseases hospital here on Wednesday.

In her complaint, the female doctor (name withheld), has alleged that she was beaten up mercilessly on head and face by attendants of the ‘terminally –ill’ patient from Boniyar in Baramulla district. The doctor said she suffered contusions due to the assault.

“It happened at around 10 PM on Wednesday, I was in my room when attendants seemingly enraged by the death of his patient barged inside and started beating and dragging me by my hair, leaving me with swollen head and face and also fracturing one of my fingers”, the doctor said, adding, “they also assaulted a security guard who was later on taken to Bone and Joint Hospital for treatment.”

“The patient was a case of right lung malignancy of stage-IV and they (attendants) wanted him to take back home and however he succumbed”, she said, adding, “What was fault on my part or any other person.”

A police official confirming the registration of case against the attendants said an FIR number 03/2022 under sections 332, 353 and 354 of IPC has been registered against the persons for formal proceedings into the matter. (GNS)

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