Patient beaten to death over 4000Rs in India


Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh: The relatives of a patient have alleged that they were thrashed by the hospital’s staff after they were unable to pay Rs4,000 to the hospital. The patient got injured and died during the scuffle, the kin claimed.

“We paid the bill of Rs3,700 but they demanded Rs 4,000 more, claiming it to be an entry fee. The hospital staff told us to get the ultrasound done first following which the remaining payment was to be told by them,” said the deceased’s nephew.

“This incident occurred on July 2 at NB Hospital here. The patient came here for some treatment. An argument took place with the hospital’s staff over payment. The relatives have claimed that the patient died due to the scuffle. The station in-charge has been directed to file an FIR in this matter,” said Abhishek, Superintendent of Police (SP), City Aligarh.

The body has been sent for postmortem and the incident has been caught on the CCTV camera, police said.