Singer Mika Singh is arrested by police on Thursday over the slap controversy, in which he slapped a doctor on stage during a live concert in south west Delhi.
The victim Shrikant, an ophthalmologist posted at Ambedkar Hospital, has suffered some internal injury inside his left ear due to the assault.
The incident took place yesterday evening at a concert organised by the Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS) as a part of their three-day conference being held at the Delhi Pusa Institute Mela Ground in Inderpuri.
“While performing, Mika had called some of the audience on stage for an activity. During the activity, something done by the doctor irked Mika who then slapped him and handed him to the bouncers,” said a police official.
Soon after the incident, victim’s colleagues created a ruckus at the venue but police immediately intervened and promised action against Mika following which an FIR was filed against the singer.
In a telephonic conversation with India Samvad, Dr Srikanth, a doctor at Ambedkar hospital in New Delhi who is a resident of Hyderabad said, that he was attending a concert organised by Delhi Opthalmological Society at Pusa ground in the capital. A few of his colleagues started dancing around 10:30 p.m. just below the stage while Mika was performing. “All of a sudden Mika started shouting at me, and instructed me to move away from the stage. I tried to convince him that I was not obstructing the audience’s view and hence should not be asked to move away. I have no idea what irked him. Mika then instructed his bouncers to pick me up onto the stage,” Dr Srikanth said.
The moment Dr Srikanth was dragged onto the stage by the bouncers, Mika became furious. “Without any provocation from my side he became angry. I was very polite. I tried to calm him down. I was talking in Hindi and asked him, aap kyun aise bol rahe hain? Please tameez se baat karien. However, he didn’t stop abusing me and continued. Before I could react he slapped me,” said the eye surgeon.
Following this all the doctors present at the venue sided with Dr Srikanth and requested Mika to apologise. However, the singer left the venue. Subsequently Dr Srikanth and his colleagues went to the Inderpuri Police Station and lodged an FIR against Mika and the bouncers at the concert. Dr Srikanth has sustained injuries in his left ear and was taken to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital for treatment. The report of the doctors suggests that the victim has suffered internal injury inside his left ear due to the assault. “Now I want the police to initiate action against Mika. I have been informed that Mika has left Delhi and is presently in Mumbai. The police should not reel under any pressure and ensure strict action against the celebrity,” added the eye surgeon.