Lahore: Doctors accused of causing minor’s death granted bail
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday released four young doctors on bail who were accused of causing death of a minor patient at the Mayo Hospital during their strike, directing them not to indulge in any protest in future. In a jam-packed courtroom, Justice Ijazul Ahsan held lengthy proceedings on the bail petition of the arrested doctors and another plea seeking cancellation of the murder FIR before granting interim bail to the accused doctors till July 16. The judge allowed the bail against furnishing of Rs100,000 bonds each and also directed them to join police investigation.
Earlier, in the morning a judicial magistrate had sent the four accused – Dr Matloob Ahmad, Dr Usmanul Haq, Dr Muhammad Tajammul and Dr Muhammad Adil, to jail on judicial remand.
During the course of hearing in the high court, the complainant and father of the deceased minor boy, questioned impartiality of the court and requested the judge to refer the case to any other judge. He said the young doctors had been influencing the court’s proceedings and he had lost his trust in the court.
“If you want to release the doctors then refer the case to any other judge,” Muhammad Afzal, the complainant, asked the judge and started crying.
Justice Ahsan, however, observed that the court was independent and justice would be done without any fear or favour.
Afzal also alleged that he was being harassed by the doctors for pursuing the case. He told the court that many people witnessed the doctors pulling drips of patients in the children ward of the Mayo Hospital. He said his only child had been killed by the accused doctors.