Patiala, April 9
The Patiala Police on Friday booked four relatives of a deceased Covid patient for assaulting a medical officer.
The police said they had booked four unidentified relatives of the deceased under Sections 353, 186, 148, 149, 323 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 51 of the Disaster Management Act. A medical officer posted in the Dhudhan Sadhan block was allegedly beaten up by the relatives of the Covid deceased during the cremation at Chahut village on Tuesday.
Julkan SHO Pardeep Singh Bajwa said: “We have registered a case on the complaint of SMO Dudhan Sadhan. We will identify the accused after recording the statement of the medical officer who was thrashed. As he is still traumatised, he did not come to the police station.”
Meanwhile, Dr Kiran Verma, SMO, Dudhan Sadhan, said it was a shameful incident and strict action was warranted. “Our doctor is still in fear and reluctant to talk to anyone. We want strict action against the accused so that such incidents are not repeated.” — TNS
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