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Doctor accused of hitting boy on head

THE ASIAN AGE. | VRUSHALI PURANDARE
Published : May 30, 2018, 2:11 am IST
Updated : May 30, 2018, 2:11 am IST

Hospital authorities said that currently Suyansh is recuperating in the hospital, with six stitches to his head.

Suyansh Gupta
 Suyansh Gupta

Mumbai: Six-year-old Suyansh Gupta, who was suffering from seizures, was rushed to the state-run St George’s Hospital on Saturday, where a doctor allegedly hit his head with a torch, according to the boy’s father, who approached the MRA police. Meanwhile, the hospital management recovered the CCTV footage from its paediatric ward on Monday as part of its investigation and has sent the doctor, a second-year resident ophthalmologist, on leave. Hospital authorities said that currently Suyansh is recuperating in the hospital, with six stitches to his head.

Medico allegedly cribbed about being woken up from his sleep to attend to a patient, the reason for his ‘unsound action,’ the father of the son said.

When the child put up a resistance during his examination, he smacked the six-year-old on the head with his torch, leaving him with deep wounds.

Mukesh Gupta, Suyansh’s father, a resident of Vikhroli, told The Asian Age, “My kid was admitted to the paediatric ward on Saturday evening after suffering a seizure. Dr Maurya was on duty and when he shone his examination torch into my son’s eyes for medical examination my son refused to cooperate.”

He added, “We held our son, but being a small kid, he was still struggling and refused to cooperate. My son’s behaviour angered Dr. Maurya, who hit him on the head with his torch and left the room.”

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