Mangaluru, Nov 14, 2018: Mangaluru South police arrested six persons on charges of creating disturbance at the district Government Wenlock Hospital.
The arrested have been identified as Sharan, Brijesh, Anantaprasad, Avinash Pinto, Harish and Mahesh.
A group of about fifty men had created ruckus at the hospital alleging that their injured friends were not being given timely treatment. In a complaint filed by the hospital authorities, it has been alleged that the mob used abusive language with the on-duty hospital staff and even damaged hospital property.
A case has been registered under various sections of the IPC, including IPC Section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), and Karnataka Prohibition of Violence against Medicare Service Personnel and Damage to Property in Medicare Service Institutions Act, 2009 against them.
A video of the incident that has emerged on Whatsapp shows two people waiting for medical assistance. Their friends are heard asking a hospital staff the reason for the delay in attending them. The staff tells the youths that necessary measures were already being administered tetanus toxoid (TT) and further medical help was awaited, they object to and created a riot like situation.