2 Arrested for Assaulting Doctors After 3-year-old Dies of Dengue

Published: 26th September 2015 12:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th September 2015 01:02 AM   |  A+A-


MUMBAI: The police this evening arrested two persons after relatives of a three years old boy who died of dengue at the government-run KEM Hospital here attacked the doctors.

Security at the hospital had been tightened, senior inspector of Bhoiwada police station Shirish Sawant said, adding that Mirazuddin Siddiqui, father of the deceased boy, and Junaid Qureshi, his relative, were arrested. Abu Sufiyan, Siddiqui's son, died at 4.45 am today due o 'dengue shock syndrome' while undergoing treatment at the hospital, police said.

Enraged, Mirazuddin called three of his relatives who allegedly started beating three of the doctors with iron rods, wooden sticks and chairs in the hospital premises. Dr Kushal Sharnagat, Dr Puneet Garg and Dr Suhas Chaowdhary, all working in the paediatric ward, suffered injuries.

All the doctors at the hospital went on a strike after the incident. Sufian, a resident of Shivaji Nagar, Govandi, had been brought to the hospital at 11 last night with "non-recordable" pulse and blood pressure, police said.

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