NAGPUR: Shiv Sena's Wardha district chief Nilesh Deshmukh and five others were arrested today for allegedly assaulting a doctor at a rural hospital and hurling casteist remarks.
Deshmukh got into a row with Dr Sumit Ambade at the government rural hospital at Karanja yesterday, after complaining that a person, admitted for scorpion-bite, was not getting proper treatment.He allegedly beat up the doctor severely and hurled casteist remarks against him. Ambade lodged police complaint against Deshmukh and nine others last night.
Inspector V M Chowdhury of Karanja police station said the police arrested Deshmukh and five other Sena activists today. Apart from assault, Deshmukh was also booked for offences under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
This is a third such incident of Shiv Sena members getting arrested for assault in public places in Maharashtra in the last few days. On February 26, a Sena man in Thane was arrested for attacking a lady traffic constable, while yesterday another party leader was arrested for beating up a shop assistant in Mumbai for refusing to give free snacks.
Sena is part of the BJP-led ruling coalition in the state.