Tripura: Day after doctor dragged from hospital and thrashed, CM Biplab Deb warns strict action
Twenty-four hours after a doctor from Indira Gandhi Memorial (IGM) Hospital here was dragged out and thrashed by aggrieved relatives of a deceased patient, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb issued a terse warning saying his government would not tolerate belligerent attacks on doctors. He also said police checkposts would be set up in front of Govind Ballabh Pant (GBP) Hospital and IGM Hospital, the two-state referral hospitals of Tripura, to avert similar incidents in future.
“The attack was organized and we are seeing a plan behind it. This attack on a doctor was barbaric. We condemn it. Our government will not tolerate such incidents. Nobody should take law in their hands”, Deb told reporters here this afternoon.
Earlier on Thursday morning, Dr. Dipankar Debnath, a resident surgeon at IGM Hospital was dragged by a group of people and thrashed in public. He was left unconscious in front of Agartala City Centre, nearly 100 yards away from the hospital.