In a shocking incident, a hospital security guard in Uttar Pradesh was seen thrashing and kicking an elderly homeless woman mercilessly at the premises of the medical facility. The incident took place at Pragyaraj on August 6 with a video going viral on social media leading to the guard's arrest. 

The terrifying video shows the guard, identified to be a Sanjay Mishra, repeatedly kicking the elderly woman, who is visibly unable to take the beating while also struggling to fight back or even stand up at the premises of the hospital, which is about 200 km from the state capital Lucknow. The incident took place at the Swaroop Rani Nehru Hospital on Thursday night outside the trauma centre at the hospital, where the woman in her 80s had tried finding shelter. 

An FIR has since been registered against the security guard by the police, while the hospital has blacklisted the private agency that hired him. The woman is currently receiving treatment in the same hospital after the video of the unfortunate incident went viral on social media.

Responding to the video, a Twitter user said, "Why is a guard of a hospital in Prayagraj thrashing this old woman @Uppolice? This is how poor people will have access to healthcare @upgovt? Shameful to say the least. (sic),", while also demanding action against the security guard.

Lalu Prasad Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal party tweeted in Hindi saying, "It's important to watch this viral video, being shared for the sake of humanity. In Prayagraj, this is how a security guard behaved with an elderly woman who had gone to SRN hospital for treatment. It does not matter what was the mental or financial status of the woman... a society that tolerates such kind of inhuman behaviour should be ashamed of itself." 

Watch the horrifying video below: