Naidu condemns attack on dalit doctor, demands action against guilty

Chandrababu Naidu with his wife Nara Bhuvaneshwari
Chandrababu Naidu with his wife Nara Bhuvaneshwari

Amaravati, May 17 : Andhra Pradesh opposition leader N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday demanded that Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy should take responsibility for the inhuman treatment meted out to dalit doctor Dr Sudhakar in the streets of Visakhapatnam.

The TDP chief condemned the attack on the doctor and demanded that “cases under the SC, ST Atrocities (Prevention) Act be filed against the guilty persons.”

“Seeing this attack on dalit doctor, society is lowering its head in shame. Tying hands and beating with lathis is condemnable. This is an attack on dalit community and on doctors fraternity,” he said in a press statement.

Naidu also demanded an immediate arrest of the persons who harassed and made threatening phone calls to the dalit doctor.

He further stressed upon the need for providing quality medical treatment to Dr Sudhakar “without subjecting him to further harassment.”

The TDP Chief further stated that CM Jagan has targeted and suspended Dr Sudhakar only to cover up his “government failures” in controlling the coronavirus cases.

“A detailed probe should be launched into the attacks and harassment of dalit doctor. Dr Sudhakar’s phone call lists should be checked to find out who harassed him,” he said.

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