Gunfight between 2 ambulance providers in MP hospital premises

A 24-year-old man sustained serious injuries in an exchange of fire between two groups in a government hospital premises in Madhya Pradesh's Bhind district, police said Tuesday.

The incident happened late Monday night and the injured man, identified as Vivek Singh, has been shifted to a hospital in Gwalior for further treatment, an official said.

"Two groups owing allegiance to Vivek Singh and Shyam Singh fired 20-25 rounds at each other. Singh suffered a severe bullet wound," he said.

Sources said both persons had deployed ambulances at the district hospital and the fight was over who got to ferry a critical patient to Gwalior.

Sources said such fights are common as ambulance providers look at these long-distance patient-ferrying trips as an opportunity to fleece money.

"On a complaint made by Vivek Singh, we have booked 10 people, including Shyam Singh, for attempt to murder," Rudolf Alvares, Bhind Superintendent of Police.