Cuttack: Sarpanch of Nagaspur Gram Panchayat under Nischintakoili block in Cuttack district has been placed under suspension for misbehaving with an on-duty woman doctor.
According to sources, one Sudhansu Sekhar Bhuyan, the Sarpanch, had asked Dr Ajanta Mohanty to attend a meeting convened by him. When she refused, the Sarpanch allegedly abused her. It is also alleged that he scolded other staff when they protested and later ransacked the PHC.
Later, the doctor lodged a complaint with Nemalo police. Acting on the complaint, the Nemalo police had initiated a probe and arrested the Sarpanch.
Worth mentioning, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has given Collector’s power to all Sarpanchs to take necessary steps in the fight against COVID-19.