Two doctors were allegedly harassed and thrashed by a group of people inside the Kuber Hospital and Urology Center in Northwest Delhi’s Pitampura area after a newborn died when a woman died, police said. An emergency C-section was performed.
Police said the attackers were family members of the woman who had come to meet her. Police said that in anger over the death of the child, they attacked the doctors.
A case has been registered against the family members under IPC sections of voluntarily causing hurt and causing grievous hurt and they have been taken into custody. Doctors were taken for first aid.
CCTV footage and other videos of the incident were posted on social media by the doctors. These videos show a group of men and women abusing a doctor. A doctor is seen walking near a room when the family assaults him. Later they clashed and pushed each other.
“We got a call in the evening. On the same day a woman was admitted for delivery. Due to some health complications, doctors performed a caesarean (C-section), but the baby died. Outside the operation theater, the family members got angry and started abusing them. There was also a fight and two doctors suffered minor injuries,” said an official.