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Vij undergoes treatment after being diagnosed with depression

The owner of the collapsed Shital Fibres factory in Jalandhar,Shital Vij,is undergoing psychiatric treatment after a newly constituted board of doctors diagnosed that he was suffering from serious stress and depression.

Written by Anju Agnihotri Chaba | Jalandhar | Published: May 1, 2012 11:43:34 pm

The owner of the collapsed Shital Fibres factory in Jalandhar,Shital Vij,is undergoing psychiatric treatment after a newly constituted board of doctors diagnosed that he was suffering from serious stress and depression.

Shital was arrested after his four-storey factory had collapsed on April 15,leading to the death of 23 labourers. After his arrest on April 16,he was put on police remand till April 23 and sent to jail. However,he complained of illness and was admitted at the Jalandhar Civil Hospital.

When contacted,civil hospital psychiatrist Dr Aman Sood said that Vij was suffering from insomnia,acute depression,post traumatic stress disorder. “Second opinion was being sought and another psychiatrist,Dr Sandeep Bhola,has been called in from Kapurthala,” he added.

Earlier,the civil hospital had referred Vij to the Amritsar Medical College. Following this,Vij had moved a fresh application requesting that a new new board of doctors,comprising a psychiatric,be set up to look into his case. The new board was formed by Medical Superintendent Dr Iqbal Singh on Friday.

Meanwhile,ADCP (Headquarter) Navjot Singh Mahal,who is heading the SIT probing the factory collapse case,told mediapersons on Monday that the police will produce the challan against Shital Vij in the court within the stipulated 90 days. “Vij was the owner of the building and responsible for material and the hired contractors. The police have statements of the injured and even postmortem reports of the 23 killed will act as evidence,” he added.

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