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IMA calls 24-hr strike over Assam doctor’s lynching, 21 arrested



IMA calls 24-hr strike over Assam doctor’s lynching, 21 arrested

The Assam Police have arrested 21 persons after Deben Dutta, 73, the doctor of a tea estate in Jorhat district was beaten to death by a mob of 250 on Saturday.

Outraged at the gory killing, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has called a strike, including withdrawal of emergency services, on Tuesday. The tea estate in Assam’s Jorhat, 300 km from main city Guwahati, has been locked down for now by the management over safety concerns.

According to  media reports, the workers blamed 73-year-old Deben Dutta for not being present at the hospital when Majhi, a 33-year-old worker, was admitted in a critical condition around noon at the hospital in Teok Tea Estate on Saturday.

By the time the doctor returned around 3.30 pm, Majhi had died. Angry workers then beat him up and locked him in a room.

“The garden doctor was assaulted following the death of Somra Majhi, who was being treated at the estate’s hospital,” Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Roshni Aparanji Korati said, according to a NDTV report.

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Majhi was taken to the hospital in a critical state around noon on Saturday. At the time, Dr Dutta was not at the hospital and the pharmacist was also on leave. The nurse on duty administered saline. The worker died shortly afterwards.

When Dr Dutta arrived at 3:30 pm, angry workers thrashed him and locked him up in a room in the hospital.

Jorhat Superintendent of Police NV Chandrakant said a mob of around 250 to 300 people had gheraoed the hospital, vandalised it and attacked the doctor. “They hit him and even cut him with glass shards,” Chandrakant told The Indian Express. “He suffered head and leg injuries. The police arrived and rescued him. We shifted him to Jorhat Medical College and Hospital but he died on the way. We have detained 21 persons so far.”

A welfare officer who tried to pacify the crowd was also attacked by the mob.

The senior most doctor in Jorhat, Dr Dutta had retired long ago and was serving on extension at the tea estate.

The West Bengal Doctors’ Forum issued a scathing statement condemning the killing. “Dr Dutta had involved himself in the service of his community even after retirement. The people he served thanked him by murdering him in front of the police,” it said in a statement.

The doctors’ forum said that the community served by Dr Dutta “did not hesitate even once while beating him to extinction”.

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“It took paramilitary forces to evacuate an injured man… such is the strength of the mob in India. Such is the nature of gratitude and natural justice in India. Such is the state of security for medical practitioners in India. In glorious India, the mobs remain our future patients,” it said.

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Throw 19th over first: Village drunk man gives hilarious solution for India’s chronic loss in second last over

The old drunken man said throw 19th over first to avoid India’s failure in the second last over.



A hilarious video grabbed our attention on social media, where a village drunk man can be seen giving a terrific solution to overcome Team India’s failure in 19th over. The video was shared by Chhattisgarh IAS officer Awanish Saran.

In the video an old man can be seen in a drunken state, when he’s asked what should team India do to stop losing out the match in the 19th over. The man who looks totally out of senses comes up with a rather comic solution, when he says, “19wa over pehle fekwa lo” (then throw the 19th over first).

The video is being hugely shared on social media and people are coming up with funny reaction. A user wrote that this technique should not go out of India, while other wrote that this is what a solution sounds like.

Checkout the video here:

However, even after losing the first match to Australia in Mohali due to the 19th over, India managed to clinch the trophy from the guest. India won the second match with Rohit Sharma’s 46 out of 20 balls in the second T20 match in Nagpur.

And last night both the teams played the third match in Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. With Virat Kohli’s 68 of 43 balls and Suryakumar Yadav’s 69 of 39 balls helped India to Australia by 2-1 in the three match T20 series. Coming to bat first, Australia made 186 runs, but the current form of India middle order batsmen found the run chase too easy.

After winning the T20 series by 2-1 against Australia, India will now play host to South Africa for the three-match T20 series before heading to Australia for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, which will also be played in Australia from October 16. India will play it’s first game opposite Pakistan on October 23.

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Thieves steal Lord Shiva’s serpent and Jaldhari from Madhya Pradesh temple, caught on CCTV

Sharing a video of this incident a Twitter user wrote that the thieves took away Lord Shiva’s serpent and Jaldhari. They were caught on CCTV of Shiv temple in Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh.




A video was doing rounds on the internet on Monday where some thieves could be seen stealing Lord Shiva’s serpent and Jaldhari from a Shiva temple. The whole incident was recorded on a CCTV camera of the temple. The thieves have not been identified yet.

Reports said that the incident took place at Manunia Mahadev temple of Manunia village under the Tal police station. The locals staged a protest after this incident and the businessman called a hartal in the Tal Nagar on Sunday. The Patidar Samaj of the city has submitted a memorandum to the SDM Manisha Vaske demanding the arrest of the thieves.

Sharing a video of this incident a Twitter user wrote that the thieves took away Lord Shiva’s serpent and Jaldhari. They were caught on CCTV of Shiv temple in Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh.

Interestingly, one social media user wrote that when the government would only concentrate on the development of Adanis (Gautam Adani) and Ambanis (Mukesh Ambani), the common people would only do these things.

The incident happened on the night of September 19 or September 20. A case was registered at Tal police station. Some people have allegedly manipulated and edited the CCTV footage of the thieves.

The police station in charge Nagesh Yadav has appealed the people to share the video as it was and not share doctored videos of this incident. A search was on to identify the thieves. He further said that the thieves would be arrested soon.

According to the local media reports, the three thieves entered the Shiva temple’s premises around 2 am and tried to break the lock of the donation box, but they failed to do so. After that, they smashed the main gate of the temple and took away the silver and gold used in the decoration of the Shivling.

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Uttar Pradesh: French woman finds herself naked in bed after her drink was spiked by guide in Varanasi, probe underway

The victim also suffered serious stomach problems including loose motions, vomiting, and pain, reports said.



Rape victim

In a shocking incident, a French woman found herself naked in bed after her drink was spiked by a man who posed as a local guide in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi.

Reports say the woman tourist from France suffered serious stomach illness after her drink was spiked by a man before she was leaving for her home on Sunday. Following the incident, the woman filed an FIR under Section 328 (causing hurt by means of poison with intent to commit an offence) of the Indian Penal Code with the Bhelupur police.

In her complaint, the victim alleged that she fell unconscious after consuming the drink and found herself naked on her bed in the guest house room when she woke up the next morning. She also suffered serious stomach problems including loose motions, vomiting, and pain, reports said.

Reports further stated that the victim met the accused person during her stay in Varanasi and he took her to multiple places in the tourist city for sightseeing. On her last day in Varanasi, the accused took her to a restaurant and offered beer after mixing it with local alcohol. The victim also informed that she fell unconscious after consuming the beer and found herself undressed the next morning.

The local police have ordered a probe and the investigation is underway. The name of the accused has not been revealed by the police yet.

A similar incident took place in August 2022 wherein a woman was raped in Delhi after her friend mixed sedatives in her cold drink and shot the video of the incident. The accused also used the video to blackmail the victim for the next few months.

Reports said the victim met the accused Sameer through Instagram in 2018. The duo became friends and they met in a flat owned by the accused. Following this, he offered her a spiked cold drink and raped her. He later shot the video of the crime and blackmailed her into having a sexual relationship with him. The incident came to light in August this year.

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