Fast-track Court to Probe Assam Doctor Assault

Fast-track Court to Probe Assam Doctor Assault

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Guwahati: September 5, 2019:

Fast-track court will probe into the mob assault case of Dr Deben Dutta in Teok Tea Estate.

The Government has instituted a one-man inquiry into the case and directed the Commissioner and Secretary to the Finance Department, Shyam Jagannathan, to look into the recent inhumane assault and death of Dr Deben Dutta.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has also condemned the brutal attack of the 75-year-old doctor who was serving in the Teok Tea Estate.

Widespread protests of doctors have rocked the state, demanding strict punishment of the attackers. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has taken to the streets in protest of the death of the senior doctor and suspended medical services, excluding emergency.

IMA had earlier written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah demanding a central law to ensure the protection of doctors in India. It stated that it was impossible to work in the midst of fear and violence.

Dr Deben Dutta was beaten to death by a mob of tea workers on August 31 in Teok tea estate. The workers had thrashed him and damaged hospital property.

The incident took place after a 37-year-old female tea garden worker, Samara Majhi, who was undergoing treatment at the hospital, died.

The workers had alleged that the incident was a result of the doctor’s negligent attitude towards their co-worker.

The IMA has threatened the government of an indefinite protest where doctors would withdraw the emergency services if the Centre failed to pass a law protecting doctors.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Sep 05, 2019