Clash breaks out in front of Kejriwal Hospital in Muzaffarpur

A clash broke out here at Kejriwal hospital between hospital staff and kin of a child who died at the facility on Tuesday.

The incident took place after the affected family protested following the bereavement.

"The child from Sumera was admitted to the hospital due to low haemoglobin level. He died around 9 am today. His family took away the body but then returned to protest outside the hospital," Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mukul Kumar Ranjan said.

"A few people, including some journalists, were injured in the clash that broke out between the protesters and security officers posted outside the hospital," Ranjan added citing the CCTV footage of the incident.

The Police are currently questioning the hospital authorities. "We will file an FIR and take necessary actions," he said.

Kejriwal hospital is one of the facilities battling with the Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) crisis in Muzaffarpur. As many as 131 children have died of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the district, including 111 in Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital and 20 in Kejriwal hospital.

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