Laurel doctor charged with aggravated assault and burglary

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - A Laurel pediatrician is behind bars, charged with aggravated assault with a weapon and burglary.

Dr. Sudhir Pujari, 46, was arrested Thursday morning on a complaint filed by a Jones county woman. Authorities say Pujari struck the woman in the back of the head with a candlestick holder early Sunday morning at a residence on Pace Martin road. The woman required several stitches.

According to the Jones county jail docket, Pujari is charged with aggravated assault with a weapon or other means to produce death. He will make his initial court appearance Friday morning in justice court.

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