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15 booked for attack on doc, staff; IMA protests assault

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Fifteen persons have been booked for allegedly attacking a doctor and five staff members of a private hospital here, with the Indian Medical Association (IMA) registering a strong protest against the incident.

Police said the accused have been identified and they would be arrested soon.

The Indian Medical Association said the incident was without any provocation. It also demanded that a case be registered against the accused under the Hospital Protection Act.

The body also warned, in a statement, that if stringent action was not taken against the culprits, they (IMA) would be forced to "react".

A group of persons had yesterday brought a man injured in a road accident to the Attukal Devi Institute of Medical Sciences and demanded that he be examined immediately.

Alleging delay in attending to the patient, they attacked a doctor and a few hospital staff, including nurses, the hospital claimed.

CCTV visuals of the attack have gone viral on social media.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, November 13 2017. 21:42 IST