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Scribes, policemen assaulted by AMCH doctors

By Staff Correspondent

DIBRUGARH, Sept 29 � At least 11 persons, including seven media persons and four police personnel, were injured when they were assaulted by junior doctors of the Assam Medical College Hospital (AMCH) here today.

Police had to open blank fire to control the situation.

It all began at 11 pm last night when some media persons went to the hospital hearing loud protests following the death of a boy. �The boy was brought to the hospital the previous night,� Dibrugarh Superintendent of Police Arabinda Kalita said.

The attendants of the boy had reportedly heckled the doctors on duty alleging that the boy had died due to negligence and wrong treatment.

The journalists, who tried to cover the incident, were then attacked by a group of junior doctors, some allegedly in an inebriated state. They also attacked the police personnel who came to protect the media persons, Suraj Dutta, one of the injured mediamen said.

The injured persons were admitted to a local private hospital here.

One Dinesh Das of NewsLive, whose head was smashed against the wall by the junior doctors, is now in ICU. Also injured in the incident was Dibrugarh Sadar police station officer-in-charge Hiranya Bora.

The media fraternity took to streets in protest against the assault and lodged an FIR. They submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner and also announced boycott of AMCH until the guilty were punished.

Other media persons injured in the assault are Iftikar Hussain, Imran Hussain and Ratul Saikia from UA TV, Tahir Hussain from DY365, Vishal Pandey from V&S and Suraj Dutta from NewsLive.

Among the policemen who were injured, apart from Bora, were In-Charge of Borbari police out post Ranjan Doley, ASI Ratul Kalita, Constable Purna Konwar, Home Guard Jitu Gogoi.

Assam Jatiyatabadi Yuba Parishad, All Assam Students� Union, Mottock Yuba Chatra Sanmilan and All Assam Bengali Yuba Chatra Federation also joined the protest march with the mediapersons and have condemned the incident.

A police case No 708/11, U/s 147, 148, 149, 325, 326, 392, 427 and 308 (non bailable) was lodged.

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Scribes, policemen assaulted by AMCH doctors

DIBRUGARH, Sept 29 � At least 11 persons, including seven media persons and four police personnel, were injured when they were assaulted by junior doctors of the Assam Medical College Hospital (AMCH) here today.

Police had to open blank fire to control the situation.

It all began at 11 pm last night when some media persons went to the hospital hearing loud protests following the death of a boy. �The boy was brought to the hospital the previous night,� Dibrugarh Superintendent of Police Arabinda Kalita said.

The attendants of the boy had reportedly heckled the doctors on duty alleging that the boy had died due to negligence and wrong treatment.

The journalists, who tried to cover the incident, were then attacked by a group of junior doctors, some allegedly in an inebriated state. They also attacked the police personnel who came to protect the media persons, Suraj Dutta, one of the injured mediamen said.

The injured persons were admitted to a local private hospital here.

One Dinesh Das of NewsLive, whose head was smashed against the wall by the junior doctors, is now in ICU. Also injured in the incident was Dibrugarh Sadar police station officer-in-charge Hiranya Bora.

The media fraternity took to streets in protest against the assault and lodged an FIR. They submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner and also announced boycott of AMCH until the guilty were punished.

Other media persons injured in the assault are Iftikar Hussain, Imran Hussain and Ratul Saikia from UA TV, Tahir Hussain from DY365, Vishal Pandey from V&S and Suraj Dutta from NewsLive.

Among the policemen who were injured, apart from Bora, were In-Charge of Borbari police out post Ranjan Doley, ASI Ratul Kalita, Constable Purna Konwar, Home Guard Jitu Gogoi.

Assam Jatiyatabadi Yuba Parishad, All Assam Students� Union, Mottock Yuba Chatra Sanmilan and All Assam Bengali Yuba Chatra Federation also joined the protest march with the mediapersons and have condemned the incident.

A police case No 708/11, U/s 147, 148, 149, 325, 326, 392, 427 and 308 (non bailable) was lodged.