An Akali sarpanch and his son thrashed a five-month pregnant nurse at Gupta Hospital in Baghapurana on Thursday afternoon, after she asked them to wait at the reception.
Alamwala sarpanch Paramjeet Singh of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) was at the hospital with his son, Gurjeet Singh, to get villager Gelo discharged, reports Hindustan Times.
The nurse - Ramandeep Kaur - claims she asked them politely to wait at the reception after they asked Dr Rohit Ravi for a bill.
"He started abusing me, saying 'tu mainu jandi nahin, main Akali sarpanch aa' (You don't know me. I am an Akali sarpanch)," Kaur stated in her First Information Report (FIR).
A security-camera video of the assault was shared on social media criticising the Akali Sarpanch's'goondagardi'.
"After that, Gurjeet pushed me and when I tried to resist, both the sarpanch and his son thrashed me. I received internal injuries," she was quoted by HT.
According to the report, police booked both the accused 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.
Baghapurana station house officer (SHO) Gurmail Singh was quoted by HT saying the accused were on the run.
Former Congress legislator of the town, Darshan Singh Brar visited the hospital and condemned the incident.
"The vandalism and arrogance of the Akalis is on display," he said. "After coming to power in Punjab (elections are due next year), the Congress won't spare them. If the police fail to take action against the accused, we will start protests."