Administration orders probe over abusing doctor in Assam

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    Silchar (Assam), April 2 (IANS) The district administration in southern Assam’s Cachar district ordered a probe of reported manhandled of a government doctor while on duty by a BJP MLA, officials said on Thursday. Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Kishore Nath strongly denied the incident.

    An official of National Health Mission (NHM) told the media that the probe would be carried out by the in-charge of Barkhola primary health centre M. Singh.

    The physician, who was allegedly manhandled, filed an FIR against the MLA, his body guards and associates for ill-treating him in the government hospital earlier this week.

    The doctor told the police that during the spat, the MLA, his guards, supporters along with the parents of an under treatment baby scolded, abused and humiliated him.

    The Officer-in-Charge of Barkhola police station (under Cachar district), Surajit Choudhury admitted that an FIR was registered under different sections of the Indian Penal Code.

    “We are now investigating the matter,” the police official said.The NHM official said that the heated argument between the doctor, MLA and the security guards ensued over the treatment of a newborn kid.

    The BJP legislator Kishore Nath on the other hand claimed that the doctor “was in an inebriated condition and the FIR was filed against him three days after he met the doctor in the hospital”.

    Condemning the incident the Assam unit of Indian Medical Association has also submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal demanding action against Nath for allegedly abusing doctor Sujit Singh.