Doctors pinned black ribbon as they protest against the mishandling of Dr. Seuj Kumar Senapati, a medical officer of a COVID care center, at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Guwahati, India on Wednesday, June 02, 2021. Dr. Seuj Kumar was assaulted after a COVID-19 patient died at Udali Covid care center in Hojai district of Assam. NurPhoto via Getty Images
A doctor working in a COVID-19 ward in northeastern India was severely beaten by a mob hours after the death of a patient that resulted in the swift condemnation of state officials and 24 arrests.
The Indian Express reported that Dr. Seuj Kumar Senapati, who was fulfilling his government-ordered rural service duty, was confronted by the mob early Wednesday, hours after the patient’s death. He was pummeled and lashed with brooms. A portion of the assault was captured on video and went viral.
A purported photo of the doctor emerged online that showed