2 More Arrested In Hojai Doctor Assault Case

2 More Arrested In Hojai Doctor Assault Case

In connection to the attack on a junior doctor at a Covid hospital in central Assam's Hojai district, two more accused, including a women have been arrested by the police.

Following the death of a Covid-19 patient at the Fultali Model Hospital at Udali under Lanka Police, relatives of the deceased patient allegedly abused and assaulted junior doctor Seuj Kumar Senapati on Tuesday.

Earlier, Hojai Police have arrested 24 people in connection with the incident. On Saturday, with the arrest of 2 more, the number has surged to 26 so far.

On Saturday, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also met the assaulted doctor Senapati at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), to enquire about his health.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought an action taken report from the Assam government on Friday in relation to the case.

The mob assaulting the doctor also reportedly vandalized the furniture and medical instruments of the hospital on Tuesday.

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