Angul: A doctor suffered critical injuries in his head after a police officer allegedly beat him up during helmet checking near Police Station square in Angul town on Sunday.
The incident occurred at around 11.30 am when the doctor identified as Kamala Kanta Jena of Angul district headquarter hospital (DHH) was on his way to the hospital.
According to sources, the Angul police, who were conducting helmet check at Police station square when intercepted Jena for not wearing helmet..
However the doctor told them that he forgot to wear the helmet in a hurry to reach the hospital early. Jena also asked the policemen to make a challan of penalty.Meanwhile, a police officer started hurling abuses.
But when the doctor asked the cop not to show such indecent behaviour. This eventually irked the police officer and he started beating him with a stick, sources said.
The doctor sustained critical injuries in his head, back and hand. he is undergoing treatment in Angul DHH.