Only 5 held for Kalyan hospital attack, doctors threaten strike

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Published:Nov 30, 2017

KALYAN: The Thane police have arrested five persons for the Monday evening ransack of Holy Cross Hospital, Kalyan, after a patient died there during treatment.
The arrested persons include relatives of the deceased, Rohit Bhoir (22). Indian Medical Association (IMA) member Dr Mangesh Pate has said that doctors in Kalyan- Dombivli will go on strike from December 5 unless more arrests are made by then.

On Tuesday, two cases were registered against 105 persons for the attack. The first FIR was against 80 persons for assault on healthcare personnel and the second against 25 persons for attacking a local journalist, Ketan Betawdkar, who was covering the 500-strong mob’s vandalism. The police have added IPC’s section 307 (attempt to murder) to the second FIR. Questions are being asked as to why so few arrests have been made despite the attack having occurred 48 hours ago.

Many of the attackers were identified from CCTV footage from the hospital and a medical store that is close by. ACP D B Kamble of Kalyan division had said on Tuesday that arrests were to be made once the deceased’s family finished conducting his last rites. Bhoir’s last rites were conducted at Varap village, near Kalyan, on Tuesday afternoon. A police officer said that after the incident, most of those identified for the attack went missing from Varap. He said the police are looking for all those who have been identified.
The arrested persons are Yogesh Kishan Bhoir, 28, Mahesh Laxman Bhoir, 29, Anmol Baban Bhoir, Ramdas Narayan Bhoir, 55, and Haresh Gurunath Patil, 22. Most are residents of Varap village. All were produced at the Kalyan session court, which remanded them in police custody till December 3. IMA members organised a meeting of doctors from Kalyan- Dombivli, Thane, Mumbai and other parts in Kalyan on Wednesday, where they condemned the incident and blamed the police for their failure to deal with the situation.
IMA Mumbai’s secretary Dr Parthiv Sanghvi said, “Doctors across Maharashtra are extremely pained by the horrific and dastardly act of violence and vandalism which took place at Holy Cross Hospital. There is a feeling of insecurity among doctors.”
Courtesy: The Times of India
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