Kathmandu: A doctor of Bir Hospital was baton-charged by police while on his way to work.
His fault: He was walking on the road during the president’s convoy.
The incident happened when police blocked the road for President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s visit to Sheetal Niwas from the parliament. Dr Janith Singh, who was on his way to join his duty, has sustained injuries to his head.
The incident sparked outrage among the medical community, with doctors staging a protest and blocking the road in front of Bir Hospital for half an hour.
The police have been criticized for their use of excessive force and for denying a comment on the issue. The Nepal Medical Association (NMA) has now given a 24-hour ultimatum to the government to take action against the police responsible for the incident.
The NMA has demanded that the government ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice and that such incidents do not occur in the future. The incident has sparked widespread public outrage and calls for a thorough investigation into the matter.
The medical community has condemned the police’s actions and is calling for immediate action to be taken to ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future.