Tourists attack doctors, employees at SDH Tangmarg, 4 injured

Baramulla: A group of tourists from Mumbai allegedly attacked two doctors and as many other government employees on covid-19 duty for not giving them “negative report” for the covid-19, purportedly underhand, in Sub District hospital Tangmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday.

Official sources said that at least sixteen tourists comprising seven male and nine female members entered Sub-District Hospital Tangmarg and sought covid-19 negative test without undergoing the required test for visiting some tourist destination in the area.

On refusal by the staff on duty, they said, seven male tourists attacked the staff, injuring two doctors—Dr Aayaz Ahmad and Dr Tahir—besides Aqib Ahmad Bhat (Health worker) and Irfan Ahmed Reshi  (teacher on covid-19 duty).

A police officer said that a case (FIR 61/2021) under section 147 (rioting), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to any person being a public servant in the discharge of his duty) and 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) has been registered and investigation taken up. (GNS)

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