Gopalganj (Bihar), May 30: In a shocking incident, a doctor was brutally beaten up by seven prisoners in a district jail here resulting in his death.
The doctor, Buddhadev Singh, brother of ex-MP Satyadeo Singh, was called inside the jail by inmate Ranjan Yadav who was suffering from chicken pox yesterday, police said.
Upon entering the jail, a group of convicts brutally assaulted him.
The injured doctor was first admitted to a government hospital here but was then rushed to Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH) after his condition deteriorated.He was declared brought dead at PMCH.
There were conflicting versions as to what prompted the attack on the doctor.
While there was one account that the doctor was beaten up after he refused to issue a fake medical certificate to Ranjan Yadav, who wanted to be shifted to another jail, there was another version that the inmates were upset with the doctor as he was allegedly not visiting the jail on a routine basis.
An FIR has been registered against Ranjan Yadav and six other inmates, police said.
Taking serious note of the incident, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today ordered a high-level probe. "It is a shocking incident... we won't tolerate it",
Kumar said in Patna and directed state Home Secretary Amir Subhani to rush to Gopalganj and inquire into the incident. He said stern punitive action would be taken against perpetrators of the crime and Subhani would submit a report about the circumstances relating to the murder soon.
ADG (headquarters) Rajbardhan Sharma said, "We have asked the Superintendent of Police (Gopalganj) to ensure speedy trial of the case within a stipulated time-frame".
Meanwhile, Health Minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey said the state government would bring the Doctors Protection Bill in the upcoming monsoon session of the state legislature seeking to protect doctors. PTI