Ludhiana Doctor assaulted, robbed of cash; 4 booked

Ludhiana: A private doctor was allegedly assaulted by four men during a consultation at his clinic in Ranjit Nagar. The doctor alleged that when he asked for consultation fees, the accused and his accomplices assaulted him and stole his bag containing ₹20,600 and mobile phones.

After conducting the investigation, the police booked the accused.

Police have identified the main accused as Gurdam and his accomplices, Kanchan, Mehmood, and Jesu.

The four of them are accused of beating the doctor and stealing cash along with a mobile phone on October 31.

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Gurdam visited the doctor’s clinic for a checkup. After the examination was completed, Dr Ravinder Kumar asked for his consultation fees. This angered Gurdam, and he called his accomplices at the clinic.                                                                        

All of them assaulted the doctor and took his valuable items and cash. Meanwhile, Dr Kumar lodged a complaint at the police station.

Later, the police registered an FIR under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (wrongful restraint), 506 (criminal intimidation), and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code and booked the accused on Wednesday.

Investigating officer Malkit Singh informed HT, “A hunt is on for the arrest of the accused.”

Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported that a doctor had been robbed of Rs 25000 in cash and gold jewellery by two armed persons while she was working at her clinic in Sant Avenue, following which a case had been registered regarding the same. The robbers went to the clinic, situated at the rear end of the residence of the Police Commissioner, under the pretext of receiving treatment as patients, and subsequently robbed the doctor under the threatening point of a pistol.

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