A young woman from the Russian Republic of Iacutia who was allegedly assaulted in a local disco went to the hospital to have her wounds registered so she could press charges, but was shocked to discover that the doctor on duty was the same man who had attacked her. Instead of checking her wounds, the doctor started hitting her again.
A short video that has been doing the rounds on Russian social media for the past couple of days shows doctor Vladimir Naumov threatening and physically assaulting 20-year-old Anastasia Dmitrieva, at the hospital in Neryungri, eastern Russia. The woman had allegedly come to the hospital to have the wounds she had sustained a few hours earlier, at the local disco, looked at, only to find that doctor Naumov was the same man who had inflicted them.
Naumov has since tried to explain that he was set up, and that Dmitrieva and a group of her friends had actually assaulted a colleague of his at the disco. He had just stepped in to help the woman, as any other honorable man would have done, but never meant to injure anyone. As for his behavior at the hospital, the Russian doctor admitted that he was “angry and full of adrenaline” after seeing his colleague’s attackers again, but added that he was provoked. Health chiefs in Yakutia refused to accept Naumov’s explanation and fired him from the hospital.