Deceased woman’s fanily wrecks havoc at Hyderabad based hospital

A group of people wrecked havoc at Hyderabad’s Global hospital after their relative, identified as Shameem Begum, passed away on Monday. Begum was suffering from interstitial lung disease and lung infection. As the news of her demise reached her family, they turned violent and went on a rampage inside the hospital.

The three main accused identified as Mohiuddin Ali Khan, Barkat Ali Khan and Mustafa Ali Khan, are sons of the deceased. Blaming the hospital for the death, relatives vandalised the properties including furniture and medical facility in ICU, putting the lives of other patients in danger.

Even the police personnel who reached the spot, were not spared. In a video of the incident that has gone viral on the Internet, a person, purportedly son of the deceased, is seen manhandling police officers. Reports suggest, before police reached, security guards of the hospital were also physically assaulted by the accused.

Hyderabad police registered cases against the three sons of deceased, Mohiuddin Ali Khan, Mir Barkat Ali Khan, Mir Mustafa Ali Khan and their accomplices including Mohsin under Sections 148, 324,332, 427 and 149 of Indian Penal Code and Section 4 of Telangana Medicare Service and Medicare Service Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage to Property) Act 2008.

Sheeman Begum was admitted to the hospital on 18th December in a serious health condition. The authorities have informed that she was on non-invasive ventilator support since the time of her admission. On Monday, the hospital authorities called on the relatives when the patient’s condition deterioted and at 9:30pm, she passed away.

Demanding strict punishments for the culprits, Telangana Junior Doctors Association’s chairman, Dr P S Vijayender said, “The culprits should be punished under the provisions of Violence on Doctors and Medical Establishments, which is the strongest Act across the country.”