UP: Junior doctors defy social distancing, beat pharmacist

The junior resident doctors of Bahraich medical college allegedly beat up the Chief Pharmacist of the district hospital and his subordinates when they asked the doctors to maintain social distancing.

Virendra Singh, the Chief Pharmacist of the district hospital, said that he was in his office on Tuesday when Dr Hashmat Ali, Dr Vindhyavasini and Dr Amit Kumar Shukla entered the room.

The pharmacist asked them to maintain social distancing.

The doctors, apparently annoyed, left the room and later returned with a group of other resident doctors and assaulted him and his juniors.

Later, the pharmacists sat on a dharna, demanding action against the accused.

Police officials said that they had received a compliant and were investigating the matter.

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