Kolkata, Feb 15 A nearly 100 strong mob todayvandalised a private hospital here and beat up a number ofstaff following the death of a patient.
"The CMRI Hospital at Ekbalpore in the south-westernpart of the city was vandalised this morning and some staffbeaten up by a mob," a senior Kolkata Police officialsaid.
The mob resorted to the violence alleging negligenceon the part of the hospital in the treatment of a girl patientadmitted yesterday.
The girl died at the hospital this morning followingwhich a mob from the nearby Babubazar area entered the CMRIpremises and broke glass panes, computers and other aterialsat the reception and billing office, the official said.
The mob also resorted to a road blockade on DiamondHarbour Road at Ekbalpore crossing during morning rush hoursleading to harassment of office-goers and other people.
A large contingent of police led by senior officerspersuaded the agitators to lift the blockade and brought thesituation under control.
Police forces were also deployed in the hospitalpremises to ensure there was no further vandalism.
Relatives of patients admitted at the hospital and atthe out-patients department fled the premises owing to thevandalism.