Updated on: Friday, November 12, 2021, 02:46 PM IST

Maharashtra: MBBS student murdered in Yavatmal, resident doctors go on strike


Yavatmal: A final-year MBBS student of the Vasantrao Naik Government Medical College & Hospital at Yavatmal in Maharashtra was allegedly murdered, police said on Thursday.

The incident prompted other students and resident doctors at the government hospital to go on a strike on Thursday.

Ashok Pal (24), who hailed from Thane, was found in a badly injured state near the college's hostel around 8.50 pm on Wednesday, police said.

He was admitted in the accident ward of the hospital where he died.

As per the complaint filed by medical superintendent Dr Surendra Bhuyar, first the college authorities thought that Pal had met with accident, but later stab injuries were found on his chest.

Aakash Gofne (21) and Tushar Nagdevte (24), residents of Waghapur in Yavatmal district, were arrested on suspicion, said superintendent of police Dilip Bhujbal-Patil.

On August 30 this year, the accused had been found urinating near the girls' hostel and had had a fight with Pal and other students, as per the college authorities.

Gofne and Nagdevte had allegedly threatened Pal during the incident, the SP said.

Police were looking for another accused, he added. Following the murder, MBBS students as well as resident doctors and nurses at the hospital went on strike on Thursday.

In-charge dean of the college Dr Milind Kamble said he was tendering resignation as demanded by the protesting students, sources said.

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Published on: Friday, November 12, 2021, 02:46 PM IST