Assam, June 2: A group of people assaulted a doctor at a hospital in the Hojai district of Assam following the death of the Covid patient on Tuesday.
24 persons were arrested in connection with the incident on Wednesday. Hojai Superintendent of Police Barun Purkayastha said that the patient was in critical condition and succumbed to Covid patient Udali Covid Care Centre Assam, on Tuesday afternoon.
“Immediately after that, the relatives and a group of people known to the victim arrived there and started beating up the doctor. After getting the information, our team reached there and arrested three persons. Further investigation is on,” he told.
A video of the attack has gone viral on social media showed that a person, apparently looked like the doctor, was being assaulted by a group of people, including women.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took a tweet to inform that 24 culprits involved in this barbaric attack have been arrested and the charge sheet will be filed at the earliest.
24 culprits involved in this barbaric attack have been arrested and the chargesheet will be filed at the earliest.
I am personally monitoring this investigation and I promise that justice will be served. https://t.co/CVgRaEW0di
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) June 2, 2021
Reacting to the incident, CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Such barbaric attacks on our frontline workers won’t be tolerated by our administration.”
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) June 1, 2021
He asked the Special DGP (Law and Order), Gyanendra Pratap Singh, to ensure that the culprits are brought to justice.
Singh said in a tweet that instructions have been given to the Hojai SP to arrest all persons involved in assaulting the doctor, identified as Seuj Kumar Senapati.
Reference assault on Dr Seuj Kumar Senapati posted in Udali COVID CARE CENTRE, HOJAI, ASSAM – One of the miscreant has been arrested. Instructions have been given to SP @Hojai_Police to arrest all persons involved in assault. @assampolice @DGPAssamPolice @CMOfficeAssam
— GP Singh (@gpsinghassam) June 1, 2021
Local Congress MP Pradyut Bordoloi said, “The incident of assaulting a doctor at Udali is unacceptable. I have strongly taken up with the district administration to take swift action and bring the culprits to justice.”
The incident of assaulting a doctor at Udali is unacceptable. I have strongly taken up with the district administration to take swift action and bring the culprits to justice. pic.twitter.com/9iHUH3lFOB
— Pradyut Bordoloi (@pradyutbordoloi) June 1, 2021