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Bombay High Court Imposes Fine of Rs. 1 Lakh on a Social Worker Accused of Assaulting Doctor Over COVID Death [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 29 Oct 2020 12:17am

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Bombay High Court Imposes Fine of Rs. 1 Lakh on a Social Worker Accused of Assaulting Doctor Over COVID Death [READ ORDER]

Recently, a hefty fine of Rs.1 lakh on a social worker who was accused of assaulting a doctor over COVID death was imposed by the Bombay High court.

Justice Bharti Dangre directed the accused/applicant to deposit the amount of Rs.1 lakh in the C.M. Relief Fund. On the failure of such a deposit, the accused would be deprived of protection from his arrest, the court added.

On 10th September 2020, the complainant (Dr. Sujit Adsul) lodges the complaint in this matter. Dr. Rahul Jadhav via telephonic conversation informed the complainant that one of the patients who is infected with COVID has died and relatives of this patient are creating commotion in front of the hospital.

It was alleged that one of the persons (applicant/accused) barged into the consulting room of Dr. Rahul Jadhav and abused the complainant. The accused/applicant also assaulted by fist and also abused staff of the hospital while asking about how does the patient died of COVID?

The accused/applicant was booked for the offense punishable under section 452,323, 504, 506, 509, 269, and 270 of the IPC, and also Sections 2, 3, and 4 of the Epidemic Diseased Act, 1897.

C.R was filed (C.R. No. 463 of 2020). Apprehending his arrest in the said C.R, the accused/applicant approached the court.

The court observed that “the sorrow and grief of the family members of a patient who was entrusted in the care of the hospital staff could very well be understood. It also cannot be forgotten that in the turbulent times of the COVID… Continue Reading...

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