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TMH doctor still critical
Members of Indian Medical Association in front of Tata Main Hospital in Jamshedpur on Wednesday. Picture by Bhola Prasad

Jamshedpur, Jan. 13: The condition of Ashish Roy, a child specialist at Tata Main Hospital (TMH) who was shot at and injured by two men on Monday evening, continued to be critical even as the police continued to grope in dark about the identity of the assailants.

Roy is struggling for life at the critical care unit at TMH. He has been put on ventilator support. Hospital sources said the lungs injuries that Roy had sustained had been taken care of while the pneumatic wound is slowly healing. But the injuries in pancreas, liver, kidney, spleen and duodenul tube are a cause of concern, they added.

“The pellet that penetrated into the doctor’s abdomen from the left and passed through the right side has injured his pancreas, liver, left kidney and duodenul tube. We have treated the wounds on the liver, spleen and duodenul tube, but that of the pancreas is yet to be taken care of,” a senior surgeon said. He added that Roy’s blood pressure fluctuated last night and also this morning. Sources said Roy was still unconscious, but was responding to treatment.

According to forensic experts, a 7.65mm pistol was used to fire at the doctor. The assailants had fired three bullets at Roy. While one grazed his chest, the other two hit his waist and right thigh.

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