Lucknow: Doctors ‘thrash’ kin of dead patient
LUCKNOW: Two doctors of a private hospital in Wazirganj allegedly hurled casteist remarks at family members of a deceased patient and also beat them up on Tuesday.
Police have registered a case, but are yet to begin investigations.
Harish Kumar of Rae Bareli said his father, Hanuman Singh (50), was admitted to the hospital on April 21 following stomach problems. “He died today. When my brother Vimlesh and I approached doctors to enquire what caused his death, they first abused us over our caste and then beat us up. They asked the compounder to throw us out of the hospital,” Harish said in his complaint to police.
When Harish’s youngest brother Adityanath tried to intervene, two hospital employees locked him in a room and thrashed him too, the complaint added.
Circle officer (Chowk) Durga Prasad Tiwari said the accused doctors and compounder had been booked for “causing death by negligence”. They also face various other sections of IPC, including punishment for wrongful confinement and causing hurt, andsections under the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act.
“We will visit the hospital tomorrow (Wednesday) and look at CCTV cameras for details,” Tiwari added.