Assam: Doctor Brutally Beaten By Relatives Of Covid-19 Patient Who Died Allegedly Due To Oxygen Shortage

INDIA Team Latestly|

A doctor at a coronavirus facility in Assam's Hojai, around 140 kilometres from Guwahati, was on June 1 was mercilessly punched, kicked & pounded with metal trash cans & bricks. The doctor was brutally attacked by the relatives of a Covid-19 patient who had died, allegedly due to oxygen shortage. Locals also assaulted the doctor who is now hospitalised but stable. A video clip of the horrific violence against the doctor has gone viral on social media. 24 people, including the main accused, have been arrested in overnight searches. The incident took place on June 1 afternoon at the city's Udali Model Hospital, where Dr Seuj Kumar Senapati was on duty. The patient named Giyaz Uddin, a resident of Pipal Pukhuri village, had died on June 1 due to Covid-19 linked complications. Angered with the patient's death, a mob attacked the hospital. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has directed the police to investigate the attack and arrest those responsible.

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