Doctor assaulted in road rage case

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Mar 01, 2015 12:38 IST

In yet another case of road rage, two motorcycle-borne men allegedly assaulted a civil hospital doctor after his car splashed slush on them near Chand Cinema on Saturday.

In his complaint, Dr Davinder Kumar, an orthopaedician at the Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital, stated that he and his son were on their way to Mohalla Fatehgarh in a car. As they reached near Chand Cinema, two men on a motorcycle intercepted them, forcing him to stop. When he got off the car, the duo started thrashing him, claiming that he had splashed slush on them with his car tyres. They then fled the spot, leaving Dr Kumar puzzled.

Following the doctor’s complaint, the Salem Tabri police registered a case under sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the unidentified accused.

Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Jaspal Singh, who is investigating the matter, said the doctor had made a note of the motorcycle’s registration number. Therefore, they would trace the accused soon.

Dr Avinash Jindal, district president, Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) Specialists Doctors Association, said the association had asked the police to arrest the accused within 48 hours, failing which they would proceed on strike.

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