Press Esc to close
Saturday 28 February 2015
News updated at 9:11 PM IST
Weather
Max: 31.7°C
Min : 16.9°C
In Bengaluru
clear sky

Chhattisgarh Deputy Speaker's brother, friends assault doctor

Korba, Aug 29, 2013 (PTI)
File image: For representational purpose

A Government doctor was allegedly beaten up by the brother of Deputy Speaker of Chhattisgarh Assembly and his friends in Janjgir-Champa district over providing medical treatment to an injured BJP worker, police said today.

Angered over the August 25 incident in Champa town, which promoted the administration to order a probe and Chief Minister Raman Singh to assure appropriate action, doctors at Government hospitals in the district went on indefinite strike demanding arrest of the accused.

Doctors of Government District Hospital, Champa lodged a complaint with the police alleging that Shekhar Chandel and his associates thrashed a doctor - Pratap Singh Kurre - on late Sunday night, Janjgir-Champa Superintendent of Police Sheikh Arif Hussain told PTI.

"Sub-Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP), Champa Sadanand Kumar has been asked to probe the matter. Appropriate action will be taken against those found guilty," he said.
Shekhar is the brother of Deputy Speaker Narayan Chandel, who is the BJP MLA from Janjgir-Champa constituency.

According to the police, on August 25 night, Shekhar along with BJP leaders and workers was putting up the party's posters and banners on Vivekanand Road in Champa ahead of Chief Minister Raman Singh's visit during 'Vikas Yatra'.

Meanwhile, a speeding car hit a few workers following which they were admitted at the district hospital. One of the injured, Devanand Yadav, was being treated by Kurre.

After giving preliminary treatment, Kurre was leaving to attend patients in women's ward, when he was stopped by Shekhar and his friends and told to concentrate on Yadav.

A verbal duel ensued and it soon escalated into a scuffle following which the doctor was badly thrashed by Shekhar and his aides, police said, quoting the complaint.

The incident was recorded on the hospital's CCTV camera which allegedly shows the ruling party MLA's kin and his supporters assaulting Kurre.

Yesterday, a group of doctors handed over a written complaint to the Chief Minister and police department, demanding action against the accused. A copy of the CCTV footage was also given to the police. However, so far no FIR has been registered against the accused, doctors said.

Talking to the media, Singh said suitable action will be taken in the case as early as possible.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Union Budget 2015-2016 viewing session at ASSOCHAM in New Delhi on Saturday...

Union Budget 2015-2016 viewing session at ASSOCHAM in New Delhi on Saturday...

Narendra Modi and other BJP members during presentation of the Union Budget 2015-16...

Narendra Modi and other BJP members during presentation of the Union Budget 2015-16...

An Indian worker carries a sack of onions at a wholesale market in Hyderabad, India...

An Indian worker carries a sack of onions at a wholesale market in Hyderabad, India...

BJP MP Kirti Azad carrying his copy of the Union Budget 2015-16 at the Parliament House in New Delhi

BJP MP Kirti Azad carrying his copy of the Union Budget 2015-16 at the Parliament House in New Delhi

Farmers listening to the Union budget 2015-16 speech on radio at a village in South Dinajpur...

Farmers listening to the Union budget 2015-16 speech on radio at a village in South Dinajpur...

A display board shows the share prices at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai...

A display board shows the share prices at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai...

Arun Jaitley along with MoS Finance Jayant Sinha addressing the post budget press conference...

Arun Jaitley along with MoS Finance Jayant Sinha addressing the post budget press conference...

Arun Jaitley along with MOS Finance Jayant Sinha leave Parliament after presenting the annual budget

Arun Jaitley along with MOS Finance Jayant Sinha leave Parliament after presenting the annual budget

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli embrace after defeating the UAE at their Cricket World Cup match...

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli embrace after defeating the UAE at their Cricket World Cup match...

Supporters of India's Cricket World Cup team wave the national flag during their match...

Supporters of India's Cricket World Cup team wave the national flag during their match...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523