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2 Safdarjung Hospital doctors assaulted by man for ‘spreading’ Covid-19

The 42-year-old man, who assaulted two women resident doctors in New Delhi’s Gautam Nagar Wednesday, has been arrested by the Hauz Khas police.

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New Delhi: Two women resident doctors of Safdarjung Hospital were allegedly assaulted on Wednesday by a 42-year-old man who accused them of “spreading” COVID-19 in Gautam Nagar area, Safdarjung RDA president said.

The doctors approached the Hauz Khas police, following which a case was registered and the man was arrested.

“We have registered a case and arrested an accused in connection with the incident,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Atul Kumar Thakur said.

According to Manish, Safdarjung resident doctors’ association (RDA) president, the incident happened around 9.30 pm when the two doctors had stepped out of their houses to buy fruits in the area.

The two doctors of the central government hospital are not on COVID-19 duty, he said.

“A local resident, who was in the vicinity, asked them to stay away from the fruit stall, saying you doctors bring the infection from the hospital and are spreading it here,” Manish told PTI.

When the doctors sought to reason with him, the man allegedly twisted their hands and pushed them back and fled, he said, adding that they “have approached police in this regard”.

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