GMC doctor thrashed; students protest

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Doctors stayed away from work and staged a protest at Government Medical College Srinagar here on Wednesday against the thrashing of a doctor while he was on duty, allegedly by the police.

The post-graduate students and resident doctors stayed away from work to protest against the incident that happened late Tuesday evening.

The protesters alleged that a police man manhandled and thrashed a doctor while he was on duty at Medical Intensive Care Unit of the SMHS Hospital.
“His (policeman’s) mother is admitted at the hospital. She is morbidly sick and when he came to see her, he ruthlessly beat up Ovais Wani, a third year post graduate student, who was on duty at the time of the attack,” a group of protesting doctors said.
Wani, they said, was seriously injured in the attack. He is reportedly undergoing treatment at Triage, a high dependency ward of the hospital.

The protesters demanded action against the erring policeman.

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