Rourkela: In a barbaric act, a security guard employed at Rourkela Government Hospital (RGH) here was caught on camera mercilessly beating a destitute suffering from mental illness in public.
Soon after the video went viral on social media, Inspector In-charge (IIC) of Raghunathpalli Police Station Bijaya Kumar arrested the accused identified as Prashant Patra, a resident of Koel Nagar area here.
Reports said the mentally-ill destitute begs in the nearby locality of RGH. Yesterday, when he entered into the hospital premises, on-duty security personnel Prashant drove him away and later went beating him hardheartedly under an overbridge in front of DSP police.
After the video of the act went viral on social media, a complaint was lodged by Raghunathpalli Police Station by social outfit ‘Aakhi’ in this connection. Later, under the direction of Additional SP Aseem Panda, Raghunathpalli Police Station IIC arrested him late last night.
The security agency Sarala Security Services has also sacked Prashant from the job for his mischief. Meanwhile, the victim has been admitted to RGH for treatment.