Drunk cop misbehaves with duty doctor, threatens to kill her, arrested
Ludhiana: A police officer was arrested by the Samrala police on Thursday for misbehaving with an on-duty doctor in inebriated state, and threatening to shoot her and the staff at Samrala Civil Hospital.
The complainant, Osho Balaggan, who is a medical officer at the emergency ward in Samrala civil hospital, stated that the police officer had come to the Hospital at 12 AM on Wednesday night, claiming to be the additional SHO at PAU Ludhiana. He complained of anxiety. However, when he was getting examined, he began misbehaving with her and the staff.
When the staff attempted to pacify him, he further threatened to kill her. The doctor stated that the accused also admitted to be drunk and further dared them to get him examined, reports Times of India.
The doctor added that when she tried to calm him down, he threatened to kill her, while claiming that he could kill her in less than a minute, adds Times Now report.
The medical officer further claimed that a police officer attempted to apprehend the accused, but he turned too aggressive. She added that more police officers had to be eventually called in to arrest the misbehaving cop.
The accused has been identified as Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), Parminder Singh of Rajewal, posted at Kitchlu Nagar police post.
In a video that went viral on social media, the ASI could be heard threatening to shoot the staff members. He also threatened to report to the Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi about them and show the CM a video that he was making.
According to a media report in the Hindustan Times, the ASI was arrested after the hospital staff led a protest alleging police inaction against the accused cop.
The Sub-inspector Prakash Masih, SHO of Samrala police station stated that the ASI has been arrested under sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 186 (obstructing a public servant in discharge of public functions), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 427 (damages) of the Indian Penal Code. The SHO added that the ASI who was posted as incharge of Kitchlu Nagar post left the place on Wednesday around 11 pm.
The police officials said that the ASI was not present for his duty on the day the incident took place, adds the daily.
Considering the incident, the medical staff at the hospital has asked for appropriate security arrangements in the hospital. They also demanded that strict action should be taken against the accused.