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Dubai: A security guard at a government hospital in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, was caught on camera thrashing an old homeless woman outside the hospital. The video of the incident went viral on social media, today, triggering an outcry.

The man was arrested after the video went viral.

The disturbing video shows the secutiry guard Sanjay Mishra, at the Swaroop Rani Nehru Hospital, kicking and beating the woman even while she cried for help.

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Reportedly, the woman in her 80s had taken shelter outside the trauma centre at the hospital in Prayagraj.

Some passersby were also seen in the short clip, but, they did not stop the man.

Tweep @somyalakhani commented: “And, people are just watching this unfold and walking away, or recording? Not that I am entirely shocked, it's just heartbreaking.”

Many tweeps called for strict punishment against the guard.

According to a later update posted by Indian journalist Alok Pandey, who had also tweeted the earlier video, the woman was admitted to the same hospital for treatment, after the strong online reaction.

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A First Information Report (FIR) was filed against the man, and the hospital also blacklisted the private agency that had deployed the man at the hospital.