Silchar: A day after the heinous attack on a junior doctor in Hojai, a similar incident was reported from Cachar district on Wednesday, after a health worker was obstructed from work and threatened by a mob while they were discharging their duty.
Following a complaint by the health worker, four suspects were arrested on Wednesday. The arrested have been identified as Babul Mahato, Bappan Teli, Madan Teli and Ajay Middha.
The incident occurred in the Sindura tea garden in Cachar. As per the FIR, the four miscreants misbehaved with healthcare workers who went to the tea estate for performing RAT and RTPCR testing. “They were of the view that health workers will falsely label a few people as COVID positive and will take them along with us,” one health worker said.
The complaint was filed against the mob by Deputy Superintendent of Kalain PHC, Dr Suman Bhowmick with Kalain police officials.
The doctor mentioned the attackers were family members of two persons who turned COVID positive during the test. “Two people turned positive during the testing to which their family members created a ruckus. They brought a machete from home and threatened us to leave the space. We were rescued by the tea estate manager who dropped us safely to the Kalain hospital,” the health worker said.
Cachar Superintendent of Police Vaibhav Chandrakanta Nimbalkar, in a video message, said that all the accused were produced to court on Wednesday and forwarded to judicial custody.