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Woman,son dead after quack gives them same drip

A 55-year-old woman and her 32-year-old son died after allegedly sharing the same medicine drip given by a village quack in Sant Ravi Das Nagar of Bhadohi district.

Written by Express News Service | Allahabad | Published: July 24, 2013 6:06 am

A 55-year-old woman and her 32-year-old son died after allegedly sharing the same medicine drip given by a village quack in Sant Ravi Das Nagar of Bhadohi district.

While the son had died late on Friday night,his mother succumbed on Sunday night. The matter had come to light after the family members of the deceased went to the National Highway No. 2 with the woman’s body and blocked it for some time on Monday.

Bhadohi Superintendent of Police Vijay Kumar Dikshit said: “A case of causing death due to negligence has been registered. The basic allegation is that the village doctor gave drip to the woman and her son,which led to their deaths. Further investigations are on.’’

According to the police,one Phoolmani,wife of Daya Shankar,a resident of Hathiadil village under Aurai police station,was not feeling well and went to the village doctor,Vijay Shankar Bind. He put her on a drip.

Within a few minutes,the woman began feeling uncomfortable and the drip was withdrawn. Subsequently,her son,Virendra,who too was not feeling well,was administered the remaining drip.

“As per our information,when the drip was removed,the said doctor,who did not have any valid licence or registration,told the woman’s family that the remaining fluid could be used. Her son agreed to share the same drip. He too began feeling uncomfortable within a few minutes. His condition deteriorated,as he began vomiting,’’ said Chief Medical Officer (Bhadohi),Dr Zubair Ahmed. Virendra was rushed to a hospital in Varanasi,but died on the way. He was cremated the next morning,he added.

By Saturday,Phoolmani’s condition too began deteriorating. She was also rushed to a hospital in Varanasi,where she succumbed on Sunday night.

Circle Officer (Aurai) Avinash Chandra Pandey said the police force was stretched as it had to ensure law and order on the route of Kanwariyas,which passes through NH-2.

“We are looking into the allegations. But there are many aspects that need to be established. The alleged quack is said to be absconding. The woman’s body has been sent for the postmortem,’’ he said.

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