Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Doctors thrash mediapersons in Bengal hospital

Burdwan, West Bengal: Fifteen media persons were assaulted, most of them photo journalists, allegedly by a section of junior doctors at the state-run Burdwan Medical College and Hospital in Burdwan today.The newsmen, both from the electronic and some leading print media houses, angered junior doctors when they tried to take photos of a protest over the death of a girl at an infectious ward allegedly because of “wrong treatment”. Mediapersons claimed that 15 of them, including those belonging to Ananda Bazar Patrika, Bartaman, Aajkal, Kolkata TV, NE Bangla and 24 Ghanta, were injured in the assault. ABP lensman Udit Singha and Mukul Rehman from Bartaman, who were seriously injured, had to be admitted to a nursing home, the mediapersons claimed. District magistrate Onkar Singh Meena went to the spot after being informed. He told reporters action would be taken against those who had assaulted the mediapersons.PTI

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