Visakhapatnam police on Saturday took a doctor into custody, shackled and hauled him out for supposedly making racket in the public and hurling abuses on the state government officials in an intoxicated condition.
Clippings of Dr K Sudhakar who was shirtless apparently kicked and dragged out by a police constable had turned into a wild sensation via networking media, evoking criticism from opposition parties and citizens.
Sudhakar, an anesthesiologist at Narsipatnam government emergency clinic was suspended a month ago on disciplinary reason for charging the legislature for not providing a sufficient number of PPE packs and N-95 masks to the specialists and medical staff.
The police constable tied Dr Sudhakar’s hands behind his back and thrashed him up. The doctor was headstrong and lied down on the road, disobeying the police orders. This triggered the constable to rush the doctor in an auto-rickshaw to take him to the police headquarters, within the sight of confounded spectators.
“It was a cruel treatment meted out to a Dalit doctor for reiterating the inefficiency of the government. The police and the ruling party leaders are attempting to project him as a lunatic person suffering from acute psychosis in order to defend their action,” TDP member Varla Ramaiah alleged.
The police commissioner stated to reporters that they rushed to Akkayyapalem area after the police control room received a call claiming that a person was creating ruckus on the highway. As per the statement, the fourth town police arrived the place and comprehended that the person was Dr Sudhakar of Narsipatnam government hospital, who is currently sacked from the job.