Cop thrashes medical student, doctors protest

Srinagar: Protesting against an alleged attack on a medical student by a policeman, the doctors at Government Medical College Srinagar gathered in support and solidarity.
The medicos staged a protest on Wednesday against the reported thrashing of a third-year post graduate student by a cop at SMHS hospital.
According to reports, the doctors stayed away from work. The protesting doctors identified the erring policeman as Muhammad Ishaq.
The thrashing incident, according to protesting doctors, took place on Tuesday evening. The doctors and post graduate students, who collectively staged the protest, alleged that the policeman manhandled and thrashed a doctor while he was on duty at Medical Intensive Care Unit of the SMHS Hospital.
“His (policeman’s) mother is admitted at the hospital. She is morbidly sick and when he came to see her, he ruthlessly beat up Ovais Wani, a third year post graduate student, who was on duty at the time of the attack,” a group of protesting doctors said.
According to students, “Wani was seriously injured in the attack and is reportedly undergoing treatment at Triage, a high dependency ward of the hospital.”
The protesters demanded action against the erring policeman.
“The irony is that police is refusing to lodge an FIR against the erring policeman, who behaved like goon. Instead of initiating action against that SHO and his guards, police is threatening the resident doctors,” said the protesting doctors, adding that OPD remained closed for whole day and if action is not being initiated against the erring police man, they will hit to roads.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir police have assured hospital administration of speedy investigation into the matter.