A man who went to claim a relative's body at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital ended up being warded there after a hospital guard allegedly beat him up on Saturday, Tamil Nesan reported.
S. Selvam, 40, from Ampang, Ipoh, who suffered head injuries, said the guard used a baton and hit him repeatedly.
He said he had gone to the hospital mortuary to claim the body of his relative, T. Veeran, who had died of a heart attack a day earlier.
The guards refused him entry, resulting in a heated argument.
This led to one of the guards hitting Selvam with the baton.