Kerala Police have registered a case against a driver of an ambulance after he allegedly left a patient in a nearly inverted position outside a hospital in Thrissur district, The News Minute reported on Sunday. The patient died early Saturday.

The hospital claimed a road accident, not the driver’s act, was the reason for his death, Mathrumbhumi reported. Police are investigating to ascertain the accused driver’s identity.

The man had an accident in Palakkad on Tuesday, after which he was taken to the town’s district hospital. He was brought to Thrissur’s government medical college in the ambulance on Friday.

Reports said the driver left him in the position as he was annoyed that the patient had urinated and defecated in the ambulance. Police, however, did not confirm or deny this. No one was accompanying the man.

Television footage showed the man on an inclined stretcher with its one end resting inside the ambulance and the other end, with his head, on the ground. After he stayed in this position for some time, two men were seen lifting him and placing him in a wheelchair.