Date – 07.06.21
Place – Pandua, Hooghly, West Bengal
Reported by – Pritish Krishna Chandra Sahu
A person named Sheikh Islam, 28 was residing in Kotalpukur admitted to Pandua hospital due to sudden pain in his chest. The family of the deceased complained that Sheikh Islam died due to the negligency in treatment by the medical authority. They said that Dr. Shibsankar Ray who was on duty prescribed some medicines to consume in preliminary treatment. He died within few minutes of consuming those medicines. Thereafter, the bereaved family had started agitation before the hospital for the accidental death of the patient. The mob who were present on the spot accompanied the bereaved family and severely condemned the incident. They started pelting stones as well as vandalised the hospital properties. After getting the news, Pandua police rushed to the spot and controlled the situation. It has been informed that there was a tussle between the police and the agitators. Vehicles were disrupted due to blockade on the G. T. Road for time being. Later on, police intervened and convinced the agitators to withdraw the strike.