A number of distressing movies emerged from Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam on Saturday, during which a health care provider stripped to the waist and shouted obscenities at a variety of law enforcement officials, accusing them of working for Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy, whom he, in flip, accused of “killing Dalits”.
In the direction of the tip of one of many movies the physician, later recognized as Dr Ok Sudhakar of the Space Hospital in Narsipatnam, is seen together with his palms tied behind him as cops take him away in an autorickshaw. It’s not recognized why the physician, towards whom a number of instances have been filed, was tied up.
On April eight the identical Dr Sudhakar had been suspended on costs of spreading falsehoods concerning the authorities. He had accused the state of not offering N95 face masks to medical workers treating COVID-19 sufferers; he additionally alleged docs and nurses used the identical masks for 15 days at a stretch.
The incident on Saturday was filmed in a sequence of movies, a few of which had been shot by the cops themselves, during which Dr Sudhakar, wearing a pink shirt with a face masks hanging round his neck, is first seen shouting at cops from inside his parked automobile.
Different movies present the physician throwing stuff, together with what look like packets of meals, out of his automobile whereas verbally abusing the cops and daring them to assault him.
One video reveals a cop displaying his damaged cell phone, allegedly grabbed and thrown to the bottom by Dr Sudhakar, because the bare-chested physician approaches whereas making threatening sounds.
It’s unclear when or why the physician took off his shirt.
In yet one more video the physician, by now sporting solely black trousers, is shoved by a person standing subsequent to a uniformed police officer. Cops surrounding Dr Sudhakar shout at him, repeatedly gesturing in direction of his automobile and indicating that he get again inside.
One video additionally reveals the physician making communal feedback and utilizing abusive language towards Chief Minister Reddy; he claimed the Chief Minister was working towards Hindus and was being supported by each the cops and Ok Chandrashekar Rao, Chief Minister of neighbouring Telangana.
All by way of the movies, different law enforcement officials look like gesturing to the group that gathered, urging them to take care of social distance and keep away.
Cops can be heard saying that they’d determined to not bodily restrain the physician, whom they accused of being drunk, as he could possibly be COVID-19 optimistic.
A second medical skilled, Dr Sridevi, stated Dr Sudhakar seemed to be mentally disturbed; he was rambling on and making allegations with none coherent argument. She indicated that Dr Sudhakar can be positioned underneath medical remark to evaluate his psychological situation.
Dr Sudhakar, nonetheless, advised he was being focused.
“I was driving towards Anakapalle when the police stopped me and asked why I was carrying so much cash. I said it was to repay a loan. They seized my cash and planted two bottles in my car. They beat me badly and have threatened to book terror cases against me,” he informed reporters after being taken into police custody.
In the meantime, the opposition Telugu Desam Social gathering (TDP) has accused Chief Minister Jagan Reddy’s YSR Congress of torturing and humiliating the physician by tying him up earlier than taking him into custody.
Visakhapatnam Police Commissioner RK Meena has suspended one constable for “inappropriate action” throughout this incident.