Aizawl: Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Saturday publicly apologized for his daughter’s “misconduct” with a doctor earlier in the week.
The apology was issued on his official Instagram handle where he said that he would not justify his conduct in any way.
The CM’s only daughter Milari Chhangte was seen hitting a doctor at a clinic in a purported video clip that went viral on social media recently.
The incident has sparked outrage in the medical fraternity, with over 800 doctors protesting on Saturday condemning the alleged attack.
Members of the Indian Medical Association (IMA)-Mizoram chapter, which led the protests, wore black badges at their workplaces during the day.
One of the protesters, Lalhutthangi Hamar, told PTI that Chhangte assaulted an Aizawl-based dermatologist on Wednesday when he sought an appointment before going to the clinic for consultation.
“We wish that such acts of violence against doctors should never be repeated,” the Mizoram chapter of the association said in a statement.
The CM said on Instagram that he had met the dermatologist and offered an apology.
He also thanked the IMA for not initiating any “strong action” against Chhangte.
The CM said, “We have nothing to justify or say about our daughter’s behavior towards the doctor. We apologize to the doctor and the public.”
Earlier, Chhangte’s elder brother, Ramthansiama, also issued an apology on social media, saying that his sister “got out of control” due to mental stress.
Both Chhangte and the dermatologist could not be contacted for their reaction.
(with inputs from PTI)