Jorhat Medical College Hospital.

Police on Friday arrested a 34-year-old man on charges of assaulting a doctor of the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) on Thursday night.

Jorhat police arrested Hemanta Saikia, a resident of Gharphalia village under Pulibor Police Station, for allegedly assaulting JMCH junior doctor Ananta Biswas.

A case (no 68/2021) has been registered against Saikia in the Jorhat Police Station under Sections 294, 448, 325, 353 of the IPC and relevant sections of the Assam Medicare Service Persons and Medicare Service Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage to Property) Act, 2011.

Biswas on Thursday had filed an FIR against Saikia at the police outpost at JMCH campus.

Saikia allegedly assaulted Dr Biswas on Thursday night alleging delay in attending to his child, who reportedly had a problem following an object getting inserted into an ear, the source said.

A JMCH official said that the child was attended and there was no such delay.

The official said doctors on duty in the casualty were busy in two other serious cases, and in the meantime, the child was examined by a junior doctor.

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