Lucknow, August 27: In a shocking incident a the state-run Dr Ram Manohal Lohia Hospital in Lucknow, a stray dog had reportedly consumed parts of a woman’s body kept at the mortuary. The incident happened on Sunday morning, prompting authorities to terminate three staffers. (Also Read – Dog Mauling Infant in Indore’s MY Hospital Sheds Light on Madhya Pradesh’s Deteriorating Health Infrastructure)
Prashant Trivedi, Principal Secretary to the state Health Minister took cognizance of the matter and asked hospital authorities to submit a report on this issue at the earliest. The hospital authorities fired three staff members, including a security supervisor.
Pushpa Tiwari, a resident of Chinhat in Lucknow’s outskirts was brought to the hospital after she consumed a toxic substance on Saturday night. She was declared dead on arrival, and later in the night, her body was shifted to the hospital morgue.
According to a report, when Pushpa’s family reached at the hospital on Sunday morning to claim her body, they were shocked to see parts of her skull missing.
Authorities at RML first lodged a complaint after which an investigation was launched.
“The government has taken serious note of security lapse at RML Hospital. Services of security supervisor and guard have been terminated with immediate effect. FIR has been lodged, and an inquiry is underway to further fix responsibility,” Trivedi tweeted.
Another report said that chunks of flesh were ripped off the woman’s face and neck. Also, the body of Pushpa was found in a different location from where it was originally kept.
While conducting an investigation, doctors found canine paw-prints near the mortuary’s channel gate. A police official said that the dogs managed to get to the body because the staffers didn’t bother to put her in the freezer.
Victim’s husband registered a FIR against hospital authorities.