dmch: Six injured as Dmch students clash with drug traders | Patna News

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Darbhanga: At least six people were injured as medics from Darbhanga Medical College (DMC) fought a pitched battle with drug shop owners and locals on Friday night. The students also allegedly set fire to four shops, two cars and a motorbike.
Locals said the incident happened when two DMC students went to buy medicine from a nearby medical store. The owner of the medical store, however, refused to give them medicine, which led to a verbal duel followed by punches.
According to sources, the owner of the drug store threw a chisel at one of the students and injured him. Following this, the doctors called other students from the hostel. A large number of students gathered there and reportedly set the store on fire with gasoline. Adjacent businesses and vehicles parked in front of businesses also caught fire.
Shop owners and locals also gathered and started fighting with the students and the whole area turned into a battlefield. Soon, a police team arrived on the scene and fire engines were called into service to put out the fire.
Fighting continued, however, and two firefighters were also injured. The whole area remained tense until Saturday. The OPD and the emergency wing of the DMCH remained closed for a few hours in the morning as doctors preferred not to take up their duties in such a tense situation.
DMCH Superintendent Dr HS Mishra said normality was restored by 11 a.m. A sufficient number of police forces have been deployed to the hospital.
Laheriasarai Police Station SHO HN Singh said a drug store owner filed an FIR against seven named doctors and about 36 unnamed doctors. “Police have opened an investigation into the incident,” the SHO added.
Darbhanga DM Rajiv Raushan said initial inquiries revealed that medics clashed with the owner of the drug store over a minor issue and even stores were set on fire. “An FIR has been filed in relation to the incident. The DMCH Superintendent has been asked to form a committee to investigate the matter and find a way to avoid the recurrence of such incidents in the future,” the official said. deputy minister.
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