arrested for their alleged involvement in another case of
assault of a doctor in Assam''s Biswanath district, police said
Senior medical officer of Majuligarh Tea Estate
Basanta Goswami was assaulted over enforcement of COVID-19
restrictions in the garden area on Wednesday, police said.
The assailants had escaped after the incident.
A massive manhunt was launched by the police to nab
them and two of them were arrested on Thursday.
Another person is absconding and efforts are on to nab
him, the police said.
This is the third incident of attack on doctors in the
state in June.
On June 1, a junior doctor was assaulted by relatives
of a patient at a Covid Care Centre in Hojai district. The
police have arrested 28 people in connection with the
On June 4, two persons were arrested for assaulting
another doctor at the S K Roy Hospital in Hailakandi.
President of the Assam Chapter of the Indian Medical
Association Dr Satyajit Bora told PTI, it is unfortunate that
doctors are being attacked in the state, particularly in tea
gardens, due to which the healthcare workers are suffering
from a sense of insecurity.
"Young doctors do not want to go to tea gardens due to
frequent attacks on them and only senior and retired doctors
are providing service in the garden hospitals", he said.
Tea garden workers have the right to get medical
treatment but the sense of insecurity among the doctors while
serving there is "unfortunate and needs to be addressed at the
He urged the garden management, organisations
representing the workers and other stakeholders to immediately
hold discussions and find a solution to the problem. PTI DG