Kerala police official arrested for attacking doctor

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Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 11

 A police official attached to the Adoor police station was arrested for attacking a doctor, police said on Friday.

The incident occurred at a private clinic at Noornadu in Alappuzha district when the arrested police official Ratheesh had taken his ailing mother to the clinic on Thursday night.

According to the doctor, Venkatesh, he had gone to the washroom after seeing a patient and when he came out, he was surprised to hear two people screaming using abusive language.

"I asked what's the issue and I was pushed and jostled. They were using abusive language and saying one of them had come with his mother for treatment. I told them I am the only doctor and had gone to the washroom," said Venkatesh.

"Then they started beating me up. I was pushed and I fell down. Then they took a stone and hit me. I ended up with stitches on my head and have broken bones on my leg," said Venkatesh.

A case has been registered by the police.

Of late, there has been an increase in number of attacks on medical professionals in the state. The issue has been taken up by the medical community and the state government has assured quick action.
 

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