An on-duty doctor attached to Fultali Model Hospital under Lanka Police Station in central Assam’s Hojai district was allegedly abused and assaulted on Tuesday by a group of men following the death of a Covid-19 patient at the hospital.
Sources said the relative of the deceased patient mercilessly beat up the doctor, Seuj Kumar Senapati, and also beat up some of the nurses of the hospital on duty at the time.
In a video of the incident, a group of people can be seen charging at the doctor with slippers and sticks in front of the hospital building.
According to sources, Giyasuddin, a Covid-19 patient from Udali area, died at the hospital around 10 a.m. on Tuesday.
Some people, including relatives of the patient, immediately became enraged at the sudden death of the patient and attacked the doctor as well as other staffers of the hospital.
The mob also reportedly vandalized the furniture and medical instruments of the hospital.
Later a team of police rushed to the spot and rescued the doctor. The doctor, who has sustained serious injuries, has been admitted to a hospital.