The emergency ward of Farukhabad district hospital was shut down for over 12 hours after a local youth pointed a country-made pistol at a doctor late on Wednesday night. According to officials, the youth arrived at the medical facility with five of his associates, who were suffering from a skin allergy. He came into the emergency ward and without saying anything, pointed the gun at Dr Abhishek Chaturvedi.
While the accused, Satyendar Katiyar, was booked and arrested along with an associate on Thursday morning, the doctors continued to protest and even boycotted the OPD. It took the district administration and police several hours to pursue them to resume work. Operations at the district hospital normalized only in the afternoon.
Sanjeev Singh Rathore, SHO of Farrukhabad police station, said, Satyendar Katiyar and his associate Kuldeep Singh have been booked under IPC sections 307 (attempt to murder), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation). The duo has been sent to jail.”