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Doctor Beaten Up For Liquor Protest

2015-06-12 21:19

Dr Shyam Ghosh. Picture by ABHI GHOSH


Krishnanagar, June 12: A doctor was brutally beaten up by some youths late on Thursday evening in Krishnanagar Bisarjan Ghat area located on the bank of river Jalangi when he protested against drinking in public.

Shyamal Kumar Ghosh, 48, the health officer of Krishnanagar Municipality suffered injuries on his chest and back as the inebriated attackers kicked and punched him at random until some locals rescued him from their clutches.

The doctor has lodged a complaint at Krishnanagar police station. However, no one could be arrested till the report last came in.

The incident occurred at about 7.30 in the evening when the doctor along with two of his friends were spending some leisure hours on the bank of the river.

“I was sitting along with my two friends on a bench. There were other people also in the area. I suddenly found a group of about four youths hurling abusive languages while drinking openly. They were also kicking the cycles and two wheels parked there. I protested their act. They retaliated by hitting my scooters by bottles. When I tried to resist them, they started beating me. I fell on the ground as they punched and kicked my repeatedly. My friend, who is a photo-journalist by profession, was also attacked. Some local later rescued us later”, the doctor said, who is a resident of MN Ghosh street in Krishnanagar.

The doctor was later taken to a clinic where primary treatment was done.

“Being a doctor I took some medicines. I have pain in chest, back and need to do further investigation to confirm if any internal injury was occurred”, the doctor added.

Meanwhile, an officer of Krishnanagar police said: “We have started a case into the matter. We have identified the miscreants and they will be arrested soon. Meanwhile, we will ensure strong vigilance on the bank of river Jalangi in the town to avoid recurrence of such incident again”.

Chairman of Krishnanagar Municiapltiy Ashim Kumar Saha said: “This is very unfortunate incident. I have requested the police to take strong action against the miscreants and ensure security to the people in the town”.

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