A politician of Punjab’s ruling Akali Dal and his son have been caught on camera viciously attacking and slapping a nurse, allegedly because they were asked to wait their turn.
The nurse, who is pregnant, was slapped so hard that she fell to the ground at a clinic in Moga, 175 km from Chandigarh.
Paramjit Singh and his son Gurjit are both missing. The police have filed cases of criminal intimidation and trespass against them. Paramjit Singh’s wife Daljit Kaur is a sarpanch or village head.
On Thursday, the Singhs had gone to the Gupta nursing home to pick up a patient but apparently lost their temper after being told to wait. Nurse Ramandeep, eight weeks pregnant, was at the receiving end of their fury.
Father and son are seen in CCTV visuals shouting at the staff and then confronting the nurse when she tried to reason with them. The video, which has gone viral, shows Paramjit Singh and his son shoving and slapping the nurse.
Here is the video :
I only had asked them to wait outside as they were sitting on seats meant for staff. They could not take it and began to abuse me… to which I objected but they slapped me and pushed me to the floor, they hit me even though I requested them to spare me because of my condition – Ramandeep said.
“The duo told us they were from the Sarpanch’s family…Since they are from the ruling party, they tried to use their clout and intimidate them,” said Rahul Gupta, who runs the clinic.
The incident signals embarrassment for the Akali Dal just months before elections in Punjab.