Three doctors suspended for thrashing patient’s relatives in UPtext_fields
Meerut: Three junior doctors of Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut face charges for allegedly assaulting the relatives of a patient.
The doctors have been suspended and the principal of the college on Tuesday ordered a committee to probe the matter.
According to reports, the incident took place on Monday night when the five-year-old child, Kunal, was brought to the hospital after he injured his hands.
It was alleged that four to five junior doctors thrashed the family members of the boy, said the Circle Officer Arvind Kumar.
According to the complaint, when the child was crying from pain the relatives asked the doctors to give him "proper treatment".
This enraged the doctors and an argument ensued between the two sides following which, the family members, including women, were allegedly thrashed, police said.
When police reached the spot, the accused doctors fled, they said.
Kumar said the incident was being investigated and a case under sections 147(rioting), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the unidentified doctors based on the complaint filed by the family members.