Mumbai: Angered over death of patient, kin vandalise hospital in Vashi; 4 held

Updated: 29 October, 2020 13:18 IST | Anurag Kamble | Vashi

On October 27 at around 4 pm, Vyankat Suryavanshi, who was admitted to Vashi General Hospital, died in the ICU

Relatives of the deceased create ruckus at the hospital.
Relatives of the deceased create ruckus at the hospital.

The Vashi police arrested four persons on Tuesday evening for assaulting and threatening the staff and vandalising Vashi General Hospital. The incident occurred after a 48-year-old patient died in the hospital ICU. The relatives of the deceased damaged the ventilators and dialysis machines too.

On October 27 at around 4 pm, Vyankat Suryavanshi, who was admitted to Vashi General Hospital, died in the ICU. His sons - Rupesh (20) and Sandesh (19), and relatives Rohit Namwad (32) and Pankaj Jadhav (23) created ruckus in the ICU.

“They damaged three ventilators, one dialysis machine and other medical instruments in the hospital. Sandesh also brandished a knife at the security guard and attacked him,” said Sanjeev Dhumal, senior inspector at Vashi police station.

The hospital administration immediately informed Vashi police, who nabbed all the relatives. “We have arrested 4 persons in connection with the case. They have been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and other relevant acts,” added Dhumal.

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First Published: 29 October, 2020 13:00 IST

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