Medicos Protest In Assam Medical College After Doctor’s Murder

Junior doctors and students of Assam Medical College Hospital went on an indefinite strike, a day after 24-year-old post graduate student, Sarita Tashniwal, was murdered in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. 

The protesting doctors are demanding resignation of the state health minister in the wake of the incident. 

They are also demanding increased security for women including installation of CCTV cameras and strict punishment for the killer.

Tashniwal was found lying in a pool of blood on early Saturday morning. The accused, Tiru Mech, has been arrested by the police after scratch marks were visible on his face. 

According to the police, Sarita was working in the night shift when she was attacked and killed. 

Mech had reportedly confessed to the police that he unsuccessfully attempted to rape the victim after she misbehaved with him. He then killed her after attacking her with a surgical knife.

The victim was due to get married on July 7 to a fellow doctor and was pursuing her MD course in obstetrics and gynaecology.

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