An Akali Dal sarpanch and his son were caught on camera assaulting a pregnant nurse after they were asked to wait at Gupta Hospital in Baghapurana on Thursday afternoon. The two are on the run after the police charged them based on the nurse's FIR.
Alamwala sarpanch Paramjeet Singh of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and his son Gurjeet Singh were at the hospital for a village resident to be discharged. The duo asked for a bill from Dr Rohit Ravi. Nurse Ramandeep Kaur alleged that she asked them politely to wait at the reception for the bill.
"He started abusing me, saying 'tu mainu jandi nahin, main Akali sarpanch aa' (You don't know me. I am an Akali sarpanch)," she stated in her FIR.
The duo are seen pushing Kaur in the video and later both of them slap her repeatedly. The Congress has condemned the attack on the woman.
"After that, Gurjeet pushed me and when I tried to resist, both the sarpanch and his son thrashed me. I received internal injuries," she stated.
They were booked under sections 451 (house trespass to commit an offence), 323 (punishment for causing hurt voluntarily), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), and 34 (common intent in crime) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Baghapurana in Moga district.
"The vandalism and arrogance of the Akalis is on display," Congress legislator Darshan Singh Brar said. "After coming to power in Punjab (elections are due next year), the Congress won't spare them. If police fail to take action against the accused, we will start protests."