The incident took place on Friday after some problems faced by a patient were brought to Solanki’s notice. When Solanki directed the doctors to act, they first attacked his bodyguard and then beat him up.

Solanki suffered head injuries and was whisked away by his staff. Soon, his supporters blocked the road outside Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital.

The police cane baton charged the doctors.  Many cars were damaged and several rounds were fired from hostel roof tops, the police said.

Several mediapersons were also cane charged.

More than a dozen journalists’ sustained injuries and 30 doctors were later arrested even as tension continued till late night.

District Magistrate Roshan Jacob said a probe by a sub-divisional magistrate has been ordered into the incident. The district police chief later apologized to the angry scribes.

(Agencies)

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