Special Correspondent

SHIMOGA: An angry mob which gathered in front of a private nursing home on Kuvempu Road here on Sunday threw stones at the nursing home smashing its windowpanes on hearing about the death of a woman who reportedly died while being operated upon there.

It was stated that Hasina (45) of Gutteppa Colony here who was admitted to the nursing home, died in the morning while being operated upon.

According to the doctors concerned she died of a cardiac arrest.

As the news of her death spread, the angry mob attacked the nursing home smashing the windowpanes.

A doctor was assaulted when he came out of the operation theatre.

However, the office-bearers of the Shimoga branch of the Indian Medical Association pacified the enraged mob and brought about an amicable settlement.

There was tension at the nursing home till the relatives of the woman claimed the body.

The Superintendent of Police, Arun Chakravarthy, visited the spot.

The police had a tough time in controlling traffic in front of the nursing home.

Courtesy: The Hindu


Link – http://www.thehindu.com/2005/07/04/stories/2005070403800300.htm