BJP MP Ananth Kumar Hegde has been accused of thrashing two doctors and a staff member of a private hospital at Sirsi after claiming that they were not giving proper treatment to his ailing mother.
The CCTV footage of the purported incident broadcast by TV channels on Tuesday showed Hegde holding a person by his neck and manhandling him, even as a nurse tries to intervene in vain.
Images of two doctors who were reportedly injured during the incident were also aired but no complaint has been lodged by them with police. Hegde was reportedly agitated that the doctors were not responding properly to his mother who had fractured her legs and was taken to the hospital by his brother before he visited there on Monday night.
Neither the MP, who represents Uttara Kannada, nor doctors have offered their version of the purported incident. According to sources, initially both sides had planned to file a police complaint, but later came to a compromise, after the MP reportedly offered an apology.The local branch of the Indian Medical Association has submitted a memorandum to the District Assistant Commissionerseeking protection for doctors and hospital staff.