A young woman who was attacked at a nightclub and went to hospital to be treated for her injuries was stunned to discover the doctor was the man who allegedly assaulted her. Horrifyingly, the medic then battered Anastasia Dmitrieva for a second time in the consulting room.
The senior doctor, named as Vladimir Naumov, has now been fired for his violent actions by the regional health ministry.
The shocking scene was caught on film by a nurse at a hospital in Neryungri, in the Yakutia region in the east of Russia.
As he strikes her the doctor says: “Many witnesses will prove that you were the first to attack me.”
He threatened her that she faced jail if she complained about him.
A middle-aged nurse appears to be embarrassed by his violent behaviour yet tries unsuccessfully to block the camera shooting the horrific incident.
Ms Dmitrieva, believed to be aged 20, went to the hospital so that her injuries could be registered, allowing her to make a complaint to police over the nightclub incident.
She also wanted treatment for her wounds.
Health chiefs rejected the doctor’s explanation that at the nightclub he had been defending a midwife who was attacked by a gang of women.
He admitted that at hospital he had been “angry and full of adrenaline” seeing the woman again.