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A strong sense of resentment is prevailing among the medical fraternity of Assam’s Darrang following the incident of physical assault on a medical officer on duty at Dumunichowki State Dispensary on Tuesday.

The doctors in government hospitals in Darrang district along with their counterparts in other parts of the State on Wednesday staged protest in the form wearing black badges and pen down in two phases without affecting the emergency medical services.

This was stated by Dr Nani Gopal Saharia, vice president of Assam Medical Service Association (AMSA).

“Members of AMSA have taken part in the protest demonstration in all over the State,” said Dr Saharia.

“Emergency executive body meeting of our district committee meeting held on Wednesday evening demand early arrest of all the culprits involved in the incident including the idenfied employee of the deputy commissioner’s office establishment and immediate transfer of the victim doctor to a safer place,” he added.

“Our demand has been placed before the deputy commissioner of Darrang who had visited us and he assured take action,” the state office bearer of AMSA added.

It has been alleged that a youth, later identified as Shah Alam of village Burha-Jayantipur on Tuesday morning came to Dumunichowki State Dispensary for a death certificate.

But as he failed to produce the requisite certificate from the local village head, medical officer Dr Sidharth Krishna Deka refused to the document.

This caused altercations between the local youth and the medical officer where the youth caught hold by the neck of the doctor and torn apart his shirt.

This followed two other attacks on the doctor allegedly first by one employee of the deputy commissioner’s office establishment and then again by a group miscreants.

Later police from Sipajhar Police Station managed to save the doctor.

Later on the basis of an FIR lodged by the victim doctor a case (No 193/2020) has been registered and prime accused Shah Alam has reportedly been picked up by police for interrogation.

Meanwhile police has registered a cross case against the doctor on the complaint of accused Shah Alam.

Mayukh Goswami

Mayukh Goswami is Northeast Now Correspondent in Mangaldai. He can be reached at: mayukh.mld@gmail.com