24 arrested for assaulting doctor at COVID-19 Care Centre in Assam


After the death of a person who tested positive in central Assam’s Hojai district, a mob allegedly assaulted a doctor at a COVID-19 Care Centre on Tuesday.

The police have arrested 24 people for assaulting Seuj Kumar Senapati, the doctor, and other staff and damaging the healthcare facility of COVID-19 Care Centre  of Udali.

A video on the incident circulated via social media showed the mob kicking and hitting the doctor on his head with medical equipment with one person also fishing out a knife.

Two others, including a woman, were also injured in the attack.

The attackers had alleged negligence by the doctor and his medical team for the death of one Giyasuddin who was admitted to the CCC after testing COVID-19 positive.

“The relatives told me the patient was serious but when I examined his health condition, I found him to be already dead. Soon, they started vandalising the hospital furniture and attacking me,” Dr. Senapati said.