Tura’s doctors rally after police inaction on assault of colleague

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Staff Reporter TURA, April 28: After the assault on one of their colleagues on April 19 and police inaction on the case despite the culprits being identified, doctors from the town of Tura rallied across the town on Monday to protest against the inaction in the case. According to a press release sent on Tuesday, a doctor from the town of Tura was assaulted on the morning of April 19 near the Tura Civil Hospital premises by a group of six men in full public view. The six assailants came in a Bolero Camper with registration ML-08B 1789. “We lodged an FIR with the Araimile Beat House on the same day. However since then no arrest was made despite the assailants being identified. Some doctors and staff of the Tura Civil Hospital met the Superintendent of Police (SP), West Garo Hills (WGH), at his office chamber on April 23. The SP had assured us of prompt action. Despite this no arrest was made even though the identity and addresses of the assailants were established,” said the vice president of the Tura Civil Hospital Staffs Welfare Association (TCHSWA), Salnang G Momin. A rally to protest against there being no arrest and the ‘go slow approach’ of the police was undertaken by the staff and doctors of the various government hospitals including the Tura Civil Hospital (TCH), Maternity And Child Hospital (MCH), doctors of the DMHO office, District Tuberculosis Hospital (DTH) and Police Hospital. The rally was under taken on Monday from 1:15 pm, after permission to protest was taken from the office of the Deputy Commissioner (DC), WGH, Pravin Bakshi. The rally started from DMHO office and proceeded towards Tura Super Market through the DC’s and SP’s office before concluding at the DMHO office via the State Bank of India (SBI), Main branch. “The intent of the rally was to denounce the barbaric act and to sensitize the general public against hooliganism and to urge the concerned authority for prompt action against the culprits”, informed Momin. Upon being contacted the DC explained the reason for the non arrests as being due to all six of the identified assailants absconding after the incident. “They seemed to have got a whiff that the matter was being taken very seriously and all six of them are currently absconding. All six of them have been identified and some are said to be government employees themselves, with one said to be a staff of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC)”, said Bakshi. He however was unaware as to the reason for the assault and said it could be a case of road rage. “We will know more once they are apprehended by the police”, added Bakshi.

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