COVID-19 related deaths are affecting a lot of families across India. While there are many who are showing their anger towards the hospitals and the government, even the politicians from the central govt are doing the same. In Nashik, Maharashtra, a BJP leader rammed his vehicle into the glass entrance of a hospital. The police have registered a case against him.
The incident happened in Bytco Hospital on Saturday night and it was recorded on the CCTV. A police case against RajendraTajne has been registered. He is a BJP leader and is the husband of BJP corporator Seema Tajne.
As per reports, Rajendra Rajne’s father had recently passed away in the same hospital due to COVID-19. He was undergoing treatment in the same hospital when he died. Tajne rammed his Toyota Innova through the glass door of the hospital. While according to the reports, Tajne was drunk at the time of the incident, there is no confirmation of the same by the police.
Tajne was trying to hurt the hospital staff with his vehicle. Soon after the drama, he fled from the spot. However, the city police have taken Tajne into custody and are currently investigating the case.
Attacks on doctors and staff widespread
Since the start of the second wave in India, there are numerous incidents of the relatives and friends of patients attacking the doctor and hospital staff across India. While most hospitals do not have adequate security to stop such actions, there are many doctors who have raised their concerns due to such attacks on them. The second wave of the COVID-19 in India has proved to be one of the deadliest ones in the world.
A police official said to TNIE,
“As per the complaint, Tajne rammed his car into the glass entrance of the hospital and damaged its property. He hurled a paver block towards its staff member and also abused and threatened a relative of a patient there. However, nobody was injured in the incident,”
The police action comes after Nashik Civic Body’s health official lodged a formal complaint against Tajne. According to the complaint, Tajne damaged the hospital property with his vehicle. He also hurled a paver block towards the staff of the hospital and abused a relative of a patient in a threatening way. However, no one has been injured due to the incident.
During the incident, Tajne kept on shouting that the patients should get oxygen, ventilators, and beds at the hospitals. He was also shouting about the black-marketing of Remdesivir injections and how the government should take steps to stop it.
The police have registered a case under multiple sections against Tajne. It includes Sections 353 (assault or criminal force to date public servant from discharge of duty), 336 (rash or negligent act), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of Indian Penal Code and other Acts. Currently, BJP is in power in Nashik Municipal Corporation and it has ordered strict actions in the matter.