Amreli: A BJP leader in Gujarat allegedly slapped a government doctor and threatened to kill him yesterday, after the doctor refused to take his phone call while on duty. An FIR has been lodged against Naran Kachadiya, a BJP Member of Parliament (MP) from Amreli, by Dr Bhimji Dabhi, police said.
The incident took place on Monday morning at Amreli Civil Hospital, where one of Mr Kachadiya's relatives is undergoing treatment, according to the police.
"A relative of Mr Kachadiya is being treated at the trauma centre of the Civil Hospital here. After tending to the MP's relative, Dr Dabhi went to attend an emergency case," police said. Since he was busy with the new patient, Dr Dabhi declined to attend the MP's phone call, stating that he was on duty, they added.
Angered by this, Mr Kachadiya is reported to have arrived at the hospital along with 15 of his followers. According to the police, he then proceeded to threaten the doctor and slapped him.
However, Mr Kachadiya offered a completely different version of the incident when contacted. He alleged that he had received complaints that doctors at the Civil Hospital were not attending properly to poor patients.