Doctor beaten up after patient’s death in Punjab

May 21st, 2008 - 12:40 am ICT by admin  

Jalandhar, May 20 (IANS) A doctor, who owns a private hsopital here, was beaten up Tuesday and a hospital floor was ransacked by agitated family members of a patient, who died there. Tension prevailed outside the Doaba Hospital in Lajpat Nagar till Tuesday evening after relatives mercilessly beat up the doctor, Ashutosh Gupta, who runs the hospital.

The relatives also ransacked the entire ground floor of the hospital.

The police booked relatives of the patient, Paramjit, and local Congress leader Gian Chand on charges of attempt to murder.

Local doctors staged a protest sit-in outside the hospital, demanding the arrests of the attackers.

Relatives of the dead patient blocked another road in the city, demanding that the doctor be booked for medical negligence.

They alleged that the patient died because he was not properly attended to.

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