Policemen barge into house, threatens kin of man accused of assaulting woman doctor
Kollam: A team of policemen barged into the house of a man accused of attacking a woman doctor and harassed his family members at Paravur, here in the wee hours of Saturday.
The policemen allegedly threatened the family members including ailing women and children. Following the incident, the mother of the accused, who is undergoing treatment for cancer, collapsed. All the family members later sought treatment at a private hospital.
The incident took place around 2 am. Sugathakumar of Paravur is accused of attacking a woman doctor at Pallickal Community Health Centre (CHC). Sugathakumar has been living at his son-in-law’s house in Paravur. A contract staff with postal department, Sugathakumar is absconding.
Earlier, Sugathakumar and family had approached the Pallickal CHC for treatment. When they were denied medical assistance, he got into an argument with the woman doctor and allegedly attacked her. This resulted in the case.
Sugathakumar’s son, a college professor, is also an accused in the case. The two men had filed an anticipatory bail plea in the high court. The police allegedly violated the rule that an accused cannot be arrested while his/her anticipatory bail plea is under the consideration of the court.