In a horrific incidents, the staff of Maharaja Yeshwantrao government hospital in Indore held back their breath in shock as stray dogs dragged the body of an infant child and mauled it to pieces in the hospital premises. One of the visitors who could not stand the sight pulled the body away from the dogs after sometime informing the police.
The witnesses saw a dog carrying the body of a newborn in its mouth in the garden of the hospital premises. Few more dogs joined and started mauling the baby, reports Hindustan Times.
The visitors who witnessed the scene complained that despite repeated attempts to contact the hospital superintendent, VS Paul, he neither answered the call nor came to the hospital.
“When patients and their relatives saw the dogs mauling the body, they gathered at the garden’s gate which was locked. They shouted but nobody from the hospital administration paid attention to them. I had come to attend my relative. I jumped upon the gate and shooed the dogs away,” said Tikam Sharma, a resident of Indore to HT.
Police claim that it was the body of an infant who died just minutes after birth. The body was kept carelessly in the mortuary from where it dragged by the dog, the post-mortem report has to come in to know more about the accident, added the police.
People claim this is not the first time, bodies being mishandled in the hospital has been reported. In January, a body of a newborn was mauled by the dogs while a youth’s body was found swarming by ants in May.