Youth attacks doctor to avenge wife’s death

Kamal Lochan Behera, a gynecologist of Deogarh government hospital, was severely injured when a youth attacked him with a sword at Deogarh town on Monday evening.

The youth held the doctor responsible for his wife’s death and attacked him when the doctor was attending patients in his private clinic. The doctor, who is also the district ADMO, was taken to the hospital for treatment after he sustained injuries on his face and hand and was later shifted to Cuttack.

The accused, identified as Madan Sahu of Samantarapali under Deogarh police limits, surrendered before the police after the incident. He alleged before the police that his wife died due to the doctor’s negligence and he took steps to take revenge.

Sources said his wife was admitted in Deogarh hospital few days back but the doctor referred her to VSS Medical college hospital of Burla because of her critical condition where she died during treatment. “We arrested the accused after he surrendered before the police. A case has been registered and the investigation is on”, a police officer of Deogarh police station said.

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