Fearing ‘Sena attack’, KEM forensic head seeks police security

On Monday, Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana published an article claiming the six Shiv Sainiks had come to KEM for blood donation and were falsely charged with attacking Dr Pathak. 

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:October 11, 2017 3:33 am
Shiv Sena, shiv Sena and rohinyga Muslims, Indian muslims and rohingya muslims, National news, latest news, India news, national news, “If somebody wants these people to stay and prosper here, do they have any patriotism in their blood? It is because of some selfish Muslim clerics that a common Muslim man is always under suspicion,” said Shiv Sena said in its editorial mouthpiece ‘Saamana’. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

Days after six Shiv Sainiks attacked the head of the forensic department at KEM Hospital, the doctor has approached police for protection fearing “physical assault” by Shiv Sena members. In a letter to the Mumbai Police Commissioner Tuesday, Dr Harish Pathak has asked for security.

On Monday, Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana published an article claiming the six Shiv Sainiks had come to KEM for blood donation and were falsely charged with attacking Dr Pathak.  Subsequently, six Sena corporators and MLAs met hospital dean Dr Avinash Supe to discuss the matter. “I explained to them about the incident,” Supe said.
“The newspaper article said Shiv Sena members are disgruntled with me and the police for registering a case against those who came to attack me. I wanted to request the CP to ensure a second attack does not come my way,” said Dr Pathak.

On September 30, a day after the Elphinstone Road station stampede, the doctor was attacked in the hospital mortuary over his decision to write numbers on the deceased victims’ foreheads for quick identification. Shiv Sainiks from Pune, Shirdi and Virar had travelled to Mumbai to write ‘zero’ on Pathak’s forehead. The victims had numbers written on their foreheads, pictures of which were printed on flex and displayed at the hospital for family members to identify.

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