Hospital dumps body of accident victim in ditch

June 18th, 2008 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, June 18 (IANS) The body of an unidentified accident victim who died in a private hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad district was dumped in a roadside ditch by the compounder and the driver of the hospital ambulance, a police official said here Wednesday. “During patrolling Tuesday night, a body was found lying in a ditch with fresh bandages over it. Looking at the bandages, the policemen suspected that the dead body could have been dumped by a hospital,” said Vijay Bhushan, superintendent of police (city).

On investigation, the police found that the dead man had sustained critical injuries last Friday at Ghaziabad railway station while getting down from a train.

Fellow passengers took the injured man to Raghuvir hospital at Dasna town of Ghaziabad district.

After four days at the hospital, the victim succumbed to his injuries.

The hospital management contacted the person who had admitted him, but he refused to take charge of the body. He said that he had admitted the victim on humanitarian grounds.

The hospital management then told the hospital compounder to take the body to the home of the person who had admitted him. The compounder took the body in an ambulance and contacted the person at his Lal Kuan (Ghaziabad) residence.

Then the compounder and the driver allegedly threw the body into a ditch alongside Grand Trunk Road.

The police have arrested the compounder Imran and are planning more arrests.

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