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Tripura HC cancels interim bail of 5 involved in assault of doctor

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

The High Court has stayed an interim order of five persons involved in assault of a government doctor of Memorial Hospital here.

The HC passed the stay on the interim order on Friday night.

Earlier that day a First Class had granted interim to the five accused in the case.

A special court was convened by the of High Court, Sanjoy Karol, late last night following an appeal from the state government, and stayed the order of interim bail that was granted by the judicial magistrate, Law told reporters on Saturday.

"We challenged the lower court's order because we thought it was a punishable offence and they could not be released," Nath said.

"The police had arrested the accused immediately," the added.

The doctor was beaten up by family members of a patient after she died in the hospital's labour room in the early hours of Friday, police said.

The 25-year-old pregnant woman was admitted to the state-run Memorial Hospital around 1.20 am and she died of cardiac arrest around 2 am on Friday.

Alleging medical negligence, the patient's family then attacked and injured the doctor, police said.

The was admitted to the trauma care centre of the where his condition was stated to be improving.

Meanwhile, of All (ATGDA), Dr said they had called off their movement as assured that stern action would be taken against the accused persons.

He also assured to set up police pickets in government hospitals.

"A six-member delegation of ATGDA and (IMA) met the on Friday night and the matter was discussed with him. We are satisfied with his assurances," Chowdhury said.

He alleged that in last one year 12 doctors were attacked in different places and despite filing FIR no action was taken.

The ATGDA and IMA on Friday demanded arrest of culprits, trial in first-track court for speedy disposal of the case, setting up of police pickets and installation of CCTV cameras in all government hospitals, and arrest of all culprits involved in the incidents of attack on doctors in last one year.

"This attack was inhuman and barbaric and we cannot keep mum if anybody tries to take the law in his hand. The police have been asked to take stern action," the had said on Friday.

In spite of being granted interim bail, the accused are still in jail because they could not produce bail bonds, officials said.

Police pickets were set up in three major hospitals of the city, G B Pant Hospital, Memorial Hospital and Tripura Medical College, all located in the state capital.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 19:30 IST