A labourer was allegedly beaten to death by the staff of a private hospital after an argument broke out between them and the victim’s relatives over the payment of hospital bills on Thursday.
As per reports, the 44-year-old labourer Sultan Khan was mercilessly attacked with sticks by the hospital staff at the Qarsi bypass area in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh on Thursday.
The horrific attack was recorded on a CCTV camera installed nearby and police are currently investigation details about the incident.
The victim who was facing difficulty in urinating for the last several days had come for treatment at the hospital with his nephew Chaman.
Chaman said that they had asked the hospital staff about the cost of the treatment before admission.
He also said that the hospital authorities told them that the cost of the treatment would be revealed only after an ultrasound was done.
After the ultrasound was done, the hospital charged a bill of Rs 5000 for medicines which had been paid, he added.
The hospital staff later told them that per day charges of the hospital would be around Rs 4,000-5,000.
“As we were unable to pay this amount, we asked the hospital to discharge him. When we came out of the hospital after making the payment of Rs 5,000, a staff approached us and demanded that we pay them Rs 4,000 more,” Chaman said.
He also said that he had pleaded with the hospital staff to let them go but they later started attacking their patient.
However, a doctor of the hospital Danish Ali claimed that the patient did not pay his pending dues and had attacked their staffer when he had asked for it.
The CCTV footage of the incident,which has been recovered by the police, shows the staffer going inside the hospital after arguing with the patient’s relative and coming out with other workers armed with sticks.
It also showed the hospital staff mercilessly attacking the patient with sticks after which he had succumbed to his injuries
The body of the deceased has been sent for post-mortem.
“No FIR has been registered so far. We are probing the case,” said inspector ChoteLal from Quarsi police station.