Five security guards at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Aurangabad allegedly assaulted a 65-year-old man after tying his hands with rope on June 1. The incident came into light after a video of the incident surfaced online.
On June 1, the man – Ali Bin Hilabi – had gone to GMCH to meet his daughter, who recently delivered a baby. As per Habibi security guards allowed two others to go inside the building but he was denied entry by the guards stopped. On being questioned as to why was he not allowed to enter, the guards started arguing with Hilabi.
Soon the argument turned violent following which, the security guards tied his hands and brutally assaulted him with a baton. Habibi said that he has lodged a complaint at Begumpura police station against the guards.
Former corporator Syed Mateen told a daily that this was not the first time these private guards misbehaved with relatives of the patients. Mateen said that if the GMCH does not initiate action, major protests and agitations would be carried out against the administration. Mateen also warned GMCH of taking the matters to the court.
Soon after the incident, GMCH Deputy Dean Kailash Zine wrote to head of the private security agency to seek immediate action against the five guards. He has also sought for a detailed investigation.