Case filed against Karnataka BJP MP Anant Kumar Hegde for assaulting doctor

Hegde was caught on camera manhandling and assaulting doctors at TSS hospital in Sirsi in the state on Monday night, alleging negligence while treating his mother.

Case filed against Karnataka BJP MP Anant Kumar Hegde for assaulting doctor

A Suo Motu case has been filed against Karnataka BJP MP Anant Kumar Hegde on charges of assaulting a doctor.

Hegde was caught on camera manhandling and assaulting doctors at TSS hospital in Sirsi in the state on Monday night, alleging negligence while treating his mother.

Two doctors and a medical staff bore the brunt of his anger. Doctors of the TSS hospital clarified that there was no negligence on their part.


The BJP MP's mother Lalita Hegde suffered a leg fracture after a fall in her house and was rushed to the hospital.

Since the doctor on duty was busy in the operation theatre, he didn't attend to Hegde's mother on priority which irked the latter. The MP then dragged the doctor out of the ward and manhandled him.

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When another doctor and an employee tried to intervene, Hegde assaulted them as well. Hegde had also threatened the hospital authority of consequences if they lodge a police complaint against him.

The CCTV footage that went viral on social media and television channels showed Hegde pushing a doctor, trying to kick him, and also blowing punches.