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Saswat Singhdeo

Sambalpur: After a police case was registered against some doctors of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Science And Research (VIMSAR) in Sambalpur for thrashing two youths and forcing them to do sit-ups in full public glare, father of one of the victims today lodged a complaint before the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC).

Thana Sundar Behera, father of Mukesh Behera, alleged that the planned attack by doctors, who also forced his son to do sit-ups, have defamed his family. Behera expressed resentment alleging that despite concrete evidence, no action was taken against the accused medicos and the assistant professor Suryakant Patjoshi.

Demanding justice for his son and his brother-in-law Tularam Rout's son, who was also allegedly thrashed, Behera demanded re-investigation of the case.

"The medical students who thrashed my son with rods are roaming free. But ironically, police have detained my son," said Rout.

Calling the incident unfortunate, Health Minister Naba Das on Tuesday said that Additional Secretary of Health Department was probing the incident and action will be taken only after the submission of an investigation report.

Police have issued notice to VIMSAR authorities to submit CCTV footage. Sambalpur SP Kanwar Vishal Singh on Tuesday had assured impartial investigation into the case, adding that evidence was being gathered and action will be taken as per law.

The matter had come to the fore on Sunday after a video purportedly showing some doctors verbally abusing and forcing Behera to do sit-ups on VIMSAR premises went viral.

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