3 arrested for vandalising Kolkata hospital

Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Three persons were arrested in West Bengal for their alleged involvement in ransacking a private hospital here following a patient’s death, police said on Thursday.

“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.

“The accused were identified after inspecting the CCTV footage at the hospital. They are charged under various sections of the IPC… The hunt for the other troublemakers is on,” he said.

A group of nearly 100 men attacked the CMRI hospital on Wednesday morning with metal rods breaking down the front door and ransacking the reception area after a local teenage girl died in the hospital after suffering cardiac arrest.

The mob also beat up the security personnel posted at the gate.