PHC doctor has narrow escape in Mendipathar

By Our Reporter

 SHILLONG: A Garo Hills based doctor, on Thursday, had a narrow escape when she unknowingly conducted blood tests of two militants.

According to police, two unidentified youths, suspected to be militants, went to the Mendipathar PHC in North Garo Hills for blood tests for detection of malaria. Dr Rezia K Sangma, who was on duty at that time, agreed to conduct the tests without knowing that they were militants.

After conducting the test, the duo forced the doctor to furnish the test report within an hour.

When the doctor expressed her inability to do so, they threatened her by brandishing their pistols at her. They left the PHC in anger, but not before firing at least three rounds in the air.

Though the police are yet to establish the identity of the rebels, it is suspected that the two youth could be either from the GNLA or the ANVC (B), who are active in North Garo Hills.

This is the second case of harassment on doctors posted in the far flung areas of Garo Hills.

Recently, Dr Walesha N Sangma of Chokpot PHC had been assaulted by some police constables, prompting a lot out outcry.


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