Thiruvananthapuram: A parking squabble on the campus of Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) took an ugly turn as angry driver of the hospital vehicle decided to teach a lesson to an elderly cancer patient who had parked his car in a reserved lot.
The patient’s vehicle, which was parked at the slot meant for the hospital vehicle (no KL-01 Q 7276), was then blocked by the agitated RCC driver with the institutions' vehicle.
Despite repeated requests, the driver did not remove the RCC vehicle. After waiting for hours, the patient, who had come to the hospital for chemotherapy, managed to get another vehicle to return home.
The incident took place on Thursday evening, when the driver got agitated seeing the patient’s vehicle parked at the slot meant for the RCC vehicle. On finding it there, the driver parked the RCC vehicle across the patient's car, thus blocking its movement and left the place.
Though the elderly man, who was accompanied by his wife, waited for long for the driver to return, he did not. The couple then met the security officers and spoke to them about the issue. Though they contacted him over the phone, the driver refused to return.
The elderly couple had come from Vandiperiyar in Idukki for treatment. Though the couple did not file a complaint, a bystander recorded the incident on phone and filed a written a complaint to the RCC director along with the video clip.