CRPF Marshalls Epidemiologist, Frontline Workers Angry

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SRINAGAR: There seems to be no end to attacks on health workers in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir as a senior Epidemiologist on Wednesday said he was allegedly thrashed by CRPF men in Chadoora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district. The senior doctor was later rescued after the intervention of locals.

“What was his crime?  Doctors are treated as heroes and frontline workers for putting their lives at risk in these times and saving the others. But the way he was thrashed is totally unacceptable” newsagency KNO quoted CMO Budgam Tajamul Hussain as saying.

Witnesses said the doctor was thrashed in main market Chadoora by CRPF personnel when he was stopped at a Naka laid by CRPF to stop the public movement.

“He even revealed his identity, but the CRPF men hit him with the sticks. He was later saved by passersby and was rushed to district hospital Budgam,” CMO said.

“He has suffered bone injuries and I will also bring the matter into the notice of DDC Budgam and SSP Budgam,” he said.

Sub-district magistrate Chadoora Prince Noor ul Hameed said that he has brought the issue into the notice of concerned CRPF commandant and he gave him assurance that the matter will be looked into and necessary action will be taken as soon as possible.

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