Doctor slaps possessed woman in Rajasthan, hospital orders probe


In a bizarre episode, a doctor in Rajasthan’s Barmer district allegedly slapped a “possessed” woman patient to bring her to consciousness, prompting the hospital authorities to order an investigation into the incident.

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As per authorities, Dr Surendra Bahri did not receive any medical procedure to revive the lady who was brought to the hospital in an unconscious state yesterday. He allegedly slapped the lady when he was told by her relatives that she was possessed of evil spirits.

“When the matter came into our notice, a three-member committee was set up to ask the incident. The report will be sent to the directorate of medical and health in Jaipur,” Hemraj, Superintendent of the district hospital, said.

However, there was no formal complaint by relatives of the lady, who was later discharged after primary treatment.