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HindustanTimes Thu,18 Dec 2014

Mob goes on rampage as woman dies after delivery

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Fatehgarh Sahib, January 28, 2014
First Published: 23:41 IST(28/1/2014) | Last Updated: 23:43 IST(28/1/2014)

Alleging medical negligence, a mob went on a rampage at Nandpur Kalaur village in the district following the death of a 28-year-old woman after delivery at a primary health centre on Monday night.

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The deceased has been identified as Parwinder Kaur, a resident of Rahlon village in the same district.

After the woman's death, several relatives from the victim's family and villagers went on a rampage at the health centre, while protesting the alleged negligence of doctors. Police was called in, but the protesters pelted stones at the police personnel and broke windowpanes of eight police vehicles.

As per available information, the victim was brought to the primary health centre on Monday night after she experienced labour pains.

The police said after giving birth, the woman died allegedly due to excessive bleeding.

The newborn child, who was in a critical condition, was immediately rushed to the Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh.
 
Soon after Parwinder's death, her family members along with other villagers gathered outside hospital and locked doctor Rajinder Kumar in one of the rooms of the hospital.
 
The police said the agitators also thrashed doctors for alleged negligence and broke public property.
 
The heavy police personnel immediately rushed at the spot to control the situation but villagers attacked police parties and pelted stone at them.
 
Seeing situation out of control, the police also resorted to cane charge to disperse the mob. Two policemen, including station house officer Bassi Pathana Sukhbir Singh, were also injured in the incident.
 
The police have registered case against around 150 unidentified villagers under several sections 148 (Whoever is guilty of rioting by deadly), 149 (common attention), 186 (Obstructing public servant in discharge of public function), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 342 (wrongful confinement) of the Indian Penal Code.
 
The cremation of deceased Parwinder was held under deployment of heavy security to maintain law and order.
 
Superintendent of police Balwant Singh said a case was registered and raids would be carried out to indentify and arrest the accused.

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