Relatives Vandalise Hospital in Kolkata After 16-Year-Old's Death

Mob Vandalises Calcutta Medical Research Institute Over Girl’s Death

CMRI Hospital at Ekbalpore

"Rakesh Dhanuk, Seikh Soni and Jiauddin Sheikh were arrested from their respective residences on Wednesday night in Kolkata's Mominpur-Ekbalpur region for allegedly trespassing and vandalising the Calcutta Medical Research Centre (CMRI) hospital", an officer from Ekbalpur police station said.

A almost 100 strong mob today vandalised a private hospital here and beat up a number of staff following the death of a patient.

The mob also resorted to a blockade on Diamond Harbour road during the morning rush hours causing major inconvenience to office-goers and other people.

Later, a heavy police force along with Rapid Action Force (RAF) rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.

In a statement, CMRI condemned the violence and described the death of 16-year-old Saika Parvin as "unfortunate".

Relatives of patients admitted at the hospital and at the out-patients department fled the premises owing to the vandalism.

A hospital spokesperson said the patient was brought from a nursing home with a suspected perforation of bowel in a very critical condition.

The DC (South) with reinforcement arrived at the scene of trouble and deployed police in and around the hospital.

Doctors claimed that they were planning a surgery but before they could start, the patient passed away.

A man who identified himself as the girl's father, said, "The hospital wanted us to deposit Rs 1.5 lakh". They are charged under various sections of the IPC...

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