Pandher, Koli discharged from hospital
While Koli was discharged immediately Pandher was kept under observation for at least three hours.Updated: Jan 25, 2007 18:49 IST
The target of mob fury at a Ghaziabad court, the Nithari serial killings accused Moninder Singh Pandher and Surendra Koli were on Thursday brought to RML Hospital in New Delhi for treatment amidst tight security.
While Koli was discharged immediately after check-up and first-aid, Pandher, who bore the brunt of the attack, was kept under observation for around three hours before he was also discharged, the hospital Medical Superintendent NK Chaturvedi said.
"Koli was discharged immediately after first-aid, but Pandher was kept under observation for three hours," he said.
Pandher, on whom the crowd had rained blows and who had fainted after the attack, had bruises and abrasions on his forehead and right arm.
"He was conscious when he was brought in. He did not have any serious injury and hence he was discharged," Chaturvedi said.
An ECG was conducted on Pandher, who is in his fifties, and it was normal.
In the wake of the mob attack on the duo as they were produced in a local court in Ghaziabad, heavy security arrangements were in place at the RML Hospital, with policemen and paramilitary forces guarding the Emergency Ward where the two accused were brought.
The area around the ward was also barricaded to restrict entry of people. A large number of people and mediapersons had gathered outside the hospital.
Chaturvedi, meanwhile, denied that the security arrangements had caused any inconvenience to the patients, saying 70 cases came to the Emergency Ward during the three hours when Pandher was there.
First Published: Jan 25, 2007 18:10 IST