Extending support to doctors of Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College and Hospital (KCGMCH), private medical practitioners of the city staged a protest march on Thursday.
The doctors, protesting under the banner of Indian Medical Association's local chapter, resented Wednesday's incident, in which sub-inspector (SI) Kashmira Singh of the Karnal police allegedly opened fire at Dr Nipun Kalra on the hospital campus. The SI has been charged with attempt to murder. They were critical of the role of SI Raj Kumar, who allowed the accused to flee the hospital.
Singh, allegedly in an inebriated condition, shot at Dr Kalra as he did not accede to the SI's demand for preparing a fake medico-legal report (MLR) to implicate a person in attempt to murder case. The entire episode was recorded on a close-circuit television (CCTV) installed in the doctor's room.
The district police have suspended both SIs and a departmental inquiry was ordered on Wednesday evening.
Haryana Civil Medical Services Association vice-president Dr Satbir Singh demanded that SI Kumar be booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
"Kumar's role was far more disturbing because he not only remained a mute spectator when his colleague opened fire but also made no effort to overpower him after the crime. The association demands a strict action against the two policemen, failing which doctors will launch a statewide agitation," Dr Satbir said.
Meanwhile, police produced Kashmira Singh at the judicial magistrate's house on Wednesday night to avoid the media. He was sent to 14-day judicial remand.