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Mob ransacks hospital

Silchar, July 28: An irate mob of about 40 people ransacked and vandalised the radiology department of the 35-year-old Silchar Medical College and Hospital in Ghoonger, about 7km south of this town, early this morning.

The trigger for the incident was the death of a seriously injured person who was admitted to the hospital.

Mrinal Dey, head of the department of radiology and vice-principal of the college, said over phone that property worth Rs 50 lakh were destroyed by the rampaging mob. Among the vandalised property there were two high-tech ultra-sonography gadgets and some costly glass partitions, Dey added.

He said the four interns, who were on duty last night in the department, were also injured in the mayhem. They were later treated in the hospital and said to be traumatised, Dey added.

A senior police official said no arrests have been made so far. Sources said Dey has sent his resignation to the secretary of health and family welfare, the government of Assam this afternoon. However, he could not be contacted.