Dahod district police Wednesday booked five persons for allegedly abusing and beating up a government medical officer during the school health check-up camp on Tuesday afternoon in Pareva village of Dahod district. The FIR was lodged Tuesday evening, following a complaint by Dr Haresh Parmar, medical officer of Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK).
The accused have been identified as Sunil Hathila, Raju Hathila (sarpanch of Pareva village), Mahesh Hathila, Jamla Hathila and Chiman Hathila – all residents of Pareva village of Jhalod taluka in Dahod.
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Dr Parmar organised health check-up camp at the primary school at Pareva village on Tuesday. School authority had invited Anila Hathila, BJP member of district panchayat to attend the check-up. However, her husband Sunil and Pareva village Sarpanch Raju, along with his aides, reached the school health camp and brutally beat up Parmar and threatened to kill him. Meanwhile, Sunil also lodged an FIR against Dr Parmar, accusing him of causing hurt and abuse.
Dr Parmar, who lodged the complaint, said, “Hathila, who threatened to kill me, took revenge because the previous week, Anila Hathila had come for check-up at a health camp organised for pregnant women. Sunil then had started arguing that the doctor should come to their home for check-up as his wife was the member of the ruling party. I told them that doctors were not allowed for home visit and we had ASHA worker for that,” said Dr Parmar. “The investigation is under way, we have taken statements of the eyewitness at the school,” said Pravin Vasava, police sub-inspector, who is investigating the case.