TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Newly released CCTV footage caught the moment a Chinese gynecologist was assaulted by a pregnant patient and two disgruntled family members on September 22.
One of the patient's family members, the husband identified as a 46-year-old surnamed Zheng by local police, was criminally detained on October 13.
Another member, identified as a 19-year-old woman, was granted bail, pending trial as the investigation continues, said the Xicheng District police in a statement.
The doctor, surnamed He, was beaten after he declined to perform an elective C-section on a 44-year-old pregnant patient, CJ.Sina reported.
His colleague, another doctor surnamed Zhan, said in a post on Weibo, China's equivalent of Twitter, that it was because there was no medical indication for the elective procedure.
Security footage from the hospital show Dr. He being punched and kicked in the head and stomach by the patient's family members, leaving him with multiple fractures, according to his colleague.
The incident has evoked public fury and was widely condemned by the hospital officials and other Chinese medical practitioners.