Rs 1 lakh fine on so called social worker for allegedly assaulting doctor: Bombay HC
Mumbai: Taking serious cognizance of the issue of violence against doctors, the Bombay High Court has imposed a huge fine of Rs 1 lakh on a 'social worker' for allegedly assaulting a doctor.
The accused who claimed himself to be a social worker was the relative of a patient who passed away in a Bombay-based private facility. After the patient died due to COVID, the accused allegedly manhandled the hospital staff and also assaulted the doctor.
According to the prosecutors, this is the highest amount of fine imposed so far during the lockdown in a case of violence against a doctor.