Woman doctor allegedly thrashed by attendants after patient's death at CD Hospital, case registered

'They also assaulted a security guard who was later on taken to Bone and Joint Hospital for treatment with multiple fractures.'
Woman doctor allegedly thrashed by attendants after patient's death at CD Hospital, case registered
Chest Disease Hospital, SrinagarMubashir Khan/ GK File

Srinagar, Jan 7: A woman doctor at CD Hospital Srinagar was allegedly beaten by the relatives of a man who died after being “terminally ill” at the hospital, news agency GNS reported.

Police have registered a case into the incident.

As per GNS, the doctor in her compliant, has stated that she was "beaten up mercilessly on head and face by attendants" after the death of their ‘terminally –ill’ patient from Boniyar area of north Kashmir's Baramulla at around 10 pm on Wednesday leaving her injured.

“I was in my room when attendants seemingly enraged by the death of his patient barged inside and started beating and dragging me by my hair, leaving me with swollen head and face and also fracturing one of my fingers”, the doctor said adding, “they also assaulted a security guard who was later on taken to Bone and Joint Hospital for treatment has also suffered multiple fractures.”

“The patient was a case of right lung malignancy of stage-IV and they (attendants) wanted him to take back home and however he succumbed”, she said, adding, “what was fault on my part or any other person.”

A police official confirming the registration of case against the attendants told GNS said an FIR number 03/2022 under sections 332, 353 and 354 of IPC has been registered against the persons for formal proceedings into the matter.

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