Unidentified miscreants on Saturday night physically attacked doctor on duty and staff at Mangaldai Civil Hospital besides damaging public property and vandalizing hospital equipment and papers.
According to hospital staff on duty, at around 10 pm, a group of around 15 youths accompanied a patient namely Subrata Devnath (26), injured on his legs in a bike accident.
When the hospital authority was preparing for shifting the patient to Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) after providing preliminary treatment, the youths accompanying the patient engaged in verbal altercation with the on-duty staff and home guard jawan alleging delay in the process.
A section of them in intoxicated state then shouted at the doctor and staff with slang words and started vandalizing table, chair and other medical equipment of the doctor on duty, broke the glasses of the entrance followed by manhandling of the doctor on duty.
When the staff and home guard jawan on duty came for rescue of the medical officer, they were also assaulted.
One fourth grade staff Mukut Swarnakar sustained injury.
After almost half an hour, when police arrived all of them managed to flee except one who got injured in hot chase of police.
The youth identified himself as Kusum Deka (35), of village No 1, Bezpara under Mangaldai police station.
However, he refused to identify the youths whom he had accompanied stating that the they had come to attend a marriage as the accomplice of the bridegroom from Guwahati.
Meanwhile, talking to the media, the staff of the hospital and the nearby people present have alleged delay in the arrival of police from Mangaldai Sadar Police Station which is hardly few hundred metres away.
Medical officer, Dr Bishnu Deka also expressed serious concern over such type of threats and security of staff during night hours which is on the rise in recent times.