Another doctor assaulted in Dharmanagar, this time for alleged drinking

By Our Correspondent

Agartala January 29 ,2020 : In yet another ugly incident a doctor was beaten up by locals in Bwngnang area , six  kms away from Dharmanagar yesterday . The injured doctor Shubhendu Debbarma is now undergoing treatment in north district hospital in Dharmanagar town. After the incident came to light contradictory statements have been made by the health department officials and by the local people though the police is inquiring into the matter on the basis of statement given by the injured doctor Shubhendu Debbarma. 

Sources said that local people used to voice resentment regularly over the lack of seriousness on the part of Dr Shubhendu Debbarmna who is also in charge of Bwngnang primary health centre allegedly because of his alleged drinking habits. According to allegations made by local people Dr Shubhendu Debbarma was also in the habit of skipping duties. Yesterday a number of people found the health centre closed and discovered Dr Shubhendu Debbarma in private house consuming liquor. Enraged the people physically assaulted him and inflicted injuries. However, some elderly people rescued the doctor and got him shifted to north district hospital in Dharmangar town where he is undergoing treatment. 

The officials of the health department in Dharmanagar however denied the version and said that Dr Shubhendu Debbarma had been assaulted in an unprovoked manner and a police complaint had been lodged. An inquiry is being conducted by police in the matter.

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