Man attacks doctor with axe when refused Covid jab

Man demands Covid-19 jab on priority, attacks doctor with axe when refused

The doctor was unhurt in the incident that took place in Vasant Nagar under Digras police station limits, an official said

Covishield vaccine vial. Credit: AFP Photo

A 32-year-old man was arrested on Monday for allegedly attacking a medical official with an axe in Yavatmal in Maharashtra for not allowing him to jump the Covid-19 vaccination queue, police said. The doctor was unhurt in the incident that took place in Vasant Nagar under Digras police station limits, an official said.

"The accused, Manohar Rathod, came to the centre and demanded he be vaccinated ahead of the queue, and got enraged when medical officer in charge Dr Santosh Jadhav told him to get registered first. He attacked Jadhav with an axe, but the latter stepped back and avoided getting hurt," the official said.

The accused was arrested during the day on the basis of a complaint by Jadhav, he added.

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