Three doctors of Delhi hospital injured after being assaulted by patient’s kin

A video of the alleged assault was circulated on social media on Wednesday, eliciting condemnation from net users, including those in the medical fraternity, who sought strict police action against the “culprits”
Police said a case of voluntarily causing hurt and wrongful restraint with common intention under relevant Indian Penal Code sections was registered at the Subhash Place police station against the woman’s family members. (Representational image/HT PHOTO)
Police said a case of voluntarily causing hurt and wrongful restraint with common intention under relevant Indian Penal Code sections was registered at the Subhash Place police station against the woman’s family members. (Representational image/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 15, 2021 05:51 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Three doctors of Kuber Hospital in north-west Delhi’s Pitampura suffered injuries on Wednesday afternoon, after they were allegedly assaulted by the family members of a woman, whose newborn died during a Caesarean section procedure at the hospital. The patient’s kin also allegedly assaulted other medical staff and damaged hospital property, police said.

A video of the alleged assault was circulated on social media on Wednesday, eliciting condemnation from net users.

Police said a case of voluntarily causing hurt and wrongful restraint with common intention under relevant IPC sections was registered at the Subhash Place police station against the woman’s family members. A counter complaint regarding the death of the newborn, allegedly due to the negligence of the hospital staffers, was also filed by the woman’s family, deputy commissioner of police (north-west) Usha Rangnani said.

“The body of the baby has been preserved at Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital mortuary. We have requested the Delhi government to constitute a panel of doctors for conducting the autopsy,” said DCP Rangnani.

Dr Kanti Shamsukha of Kuber Hospital, on whose complaint a case was registered, said the baby’s heartbeat was low and the patient’s family was informed about the risks in her having a normal delivery before the operation.

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