Web Desk. Police have registered a case against two nurses of the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital for blasphemy. According to the Dawn newspaper, several employees of the hospital protested against the two nurses and accused them of committing blasphemy by removing the stickers of the holy writing on the cupboard.
Angry protesters attacked a police van parked inside the hospital to take a nurse into custody, but police locked the woman inside the van to protect her from the protesters.
The police officer said two nurses took down a sticker and insulted a patient in a ward where psychiatric patients were being treated. Deputy Medical Superintendent Dr. Muhammad Ali filed a petition with the Civil Lines Police claiming that the hospital committee had confirmed the blasphemy allegation.
Dr. Ali said the head nurse had taken the removed sticker into his custody and informed him of the matter on Friday. The hospital management called the police who immediately took the nurses into custody so that she could be shifted to a safe place.
Several people tried to catch them but the police kept the nurses inside the van. Police and Elite Forces took control of the situation in time and a team led by Civil Lines DSP Rana Atta-ur-Rehman evacuated the nurses from the hospital premises.
Protesters included clerics who demanded action against the main accused. Police registered a case against the two nurses under the Section B 295 of the PPC.