Police registered a case against the son of deceased Ikhwani and Congress leader for assaulting a lady doctor on duty at Sub-District Hospital Hajin in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
A lady doctor (name withheld) at Sub-District Hospital Hajin told CNS that on Tuesday night at around 11:30 pm when she was on night duty, a man entered into the hospital and directed her to accompany him to see his ailing mother.
Eyewitnesses said that Congress activist Imtiyaz Parrey lost his state of mind when a lady doctor on night duty at Sub District Hospital Hajin refused to accompany him during late hours to see his mother. Hospital staff said that Parrey not only abused the lady doctor but also slapped her and threatened her of dire consequences.
“The man who later identified himself as the Congress leader Imtiyaz Parrey of Sonawari Sumbal threatened me of dire consequences when I refused to accompany during late hours. I asked one of my subordinates to accompany Imtiyaz to see his ailing mother but the Congress leader not only abused me but assaulted me physically,” the lady doctor said.
She said that Imtiyaz Reshi stooped so low, “he slapped me and pulled my hair. I wept and in a fit of rage, hit him with my chapel,” she said adding that it was a nightmare for her to confront an ‘obnoxious’ male member during the late hours.
The lady doctor added that she informed Station House Officer Hajin on phone but Parrey soon after that went to police station and complained against me. “I am not feeling safe and want justice. I feel that SHO Hajin is supporting Parrey as the police have also registered a case against me as well. I fail to understand what I did to the assailant and for what a case has been registered against me,” the lady doctor said adding that under rules a lady can’t venture out from the hospital during night duty.
Meanwhile, Imtiyaz Parrey alleged that the said lady doctor refused to treat his mother. “She taunted me for being the son of the Ikhwani and said that she doesn’t treat Ikhwani’s,” Parrey said. However, the lady doctor refuted these allegations.
“We have registered an FIR (83/2014) and a counter FIR (84/2014) in this regard in police station Sumbal,” a police official said.
Chief Medical Officer Bandipora GM Dar said that no doctor can move out of hospital premises during duty hours. “It is obligatory for the attendant to bring the patient into the hospital. I have directed Block Medical Officer to constitute a committee to ascertain the facts,” he said.