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Assault on Assam physician: Police arrest 24; chargesheet to be filed on the earliest, says Himanta Biswa Sarma-India News , Firstpost

‘I’m personally monitoring this investigation and I promise that justice will likely be served,’ the Assam chief minister mentioned on Twitter

File picture of Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. PTI

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma mentioned on Wednesday that 24 individuals have been arrested for allegedly assaulting a health care provider at a medical facility in Hojai district following the demise of a COVID-19 affected person there.

The police mentioned that it’ll submit a “strong chargesheet” within the case in a brief time period to punish the individuals concerned within the alleged assault on Dr Seuj Kumar Senapati on the Udali Care Centre on Tuesday.

“Twenty-four culprits involved in this barbaric attack have been arrested and the chargesheet will be filed at the earliest. I am personally monitoring this investigation and I promise that justice will be served,” Sarma mentioned on Twitter.

Director General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta mentioned they’re taking the incident very severely as docs are preventing the pandemic on the forefront and the assault on Senapati is “like assaulting all the frontline workers”.

“And @assampolice would not let that happen… We WILL bring the perpetrators to justice… Let this be known, assaulting frontline worker will not be tolerated… A strong case is being made against them,” he mentioned in a sequence of tweets.

Special DGP (Law and Order) Gyanendra Pratap Singh mentioned the principle accused individuals and conspirators, together with a lady seen in a video of the incident, have been arrested.

“We would submit a strong chargesheet in the shortest possible time and ensure the criminals are brought to justice,” he mentioned on the microblogging web site.

Hojai Superintendent of Police Barun Purkayastha had mentioned a critically sick coronavirus -positive affected person succumbed to the illness at Udali Covid Care Centre on Tuesday afternoon.

“Immediately after that, the relatives and a group of people known to the victim arrived there and started beating up the doctor. After getting the information, our team reached there and arrested three persons. Further investigation is on,” he advised PTI on Tuesday.

A video of the assault which went viral on social media confirmed that an individual, apparently seemed just like the physician, was being assaulted by a gaggle of individuals, together with girls.

All political events have condemned the incident and requested the federal government to take strict motion towards the culprits.

Meanwhile, the Assam Medical Service Association (AMSA) introduced that their members will maintain demonstrations to protest towards the assault and mentioned they might boycott all OPD companies on Wednesday throughout Assam.

“If next time, any such incident occurs to any health workers, AMSA will immediately go for complete cease work of all services all over the state,” the affiliation mentioned in a press release.

The staffers in emergency companies and COVID Centre will put on black badges, they usually demanded enhanced safety in any respect hospitals and healthcare services.

“Assam Health Security Force needs to be began within the line of CISF (Central Industrial Security Force) and AISF (Assam Industrial Security Force).

“As initiation of ”Health Security Force” will take longer time, we request immediate recruitment of temporary security personnel for hospitals,” the AMSA mentioned.

In a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the Indian Medical Association termed the assault on Senapati as “extremely inhuman” and sought strict motion towards the culprits instantly.

“India needs a comprehensive, uniform & effective law against healthcare violence. We request you to kindly approve an effective & strong act,” it added.

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