By A Newsman
Kolkata, 14 July: A physician attached to Kothari Medical Centre at Alipore in the city has been hospitalised after being beaten up by the relatives of a patient. Police have arrested two persons for the assault.
According to Dr Ghulam Haider, two men from Ekbalpur area came to the private hospital around 3 pm accompanying a young woman patient. She was suffering from chest and stomach pain.
On examining her, Dr Haider did not find any serious ailment and prescribing some medications, asked the relatives to take her back to home. But the two men insisted that she should be admitted and with the doctor turning down their diktat, they began assaulting him.
CCTV camera footage released by the hospital management shows that the two men slapping, kicking, and punching the middle-aged doctor in his cabin located next to the reception counter. On being alerted by the receptionist, private security guards came rushing to his rescue and persuaded away the assaulter.
After they left, Dr Haider was admitted at the very hospital with bruises on his chest, back, and hands. On the basis of a complaint from the hospital management, police today evening arrested two of accused.