Journalist & SI Attacked In Kendrapada, 8 Including 2 Doctors Arrested

Kendrapada: Eight people, including two doctors, have been arrested today by the Kendrapada Town Police on charges of attacking a journalist and a Sub Inspector at a private hospital here.

Last evening a web portal journalist was accompanying a patient at the Durga Nursing Home when he noticed gross violation of COVID-19 norms. He captured the visuals. This was objected by the nursing home’s owner and his sons, said police sources.

The journalist was allegedly verbally abused, brutally thrashed and then thrown out of the hospital along with the patient. He then lodged a complaint at the Town Police.

A Sub Inspector was sent to investigate the matter when he was also attacked by the hospital owner’s sons and his associates; which includes two doctors.

Based on the investigation, Town Police arrested eight individuals. They will be forwarded to court today, confirmed police officials.