Mystery over kidney removal

BJ Mirror Correspondent

A kidney theft case has been filed against a doctor of Patna for allegedly removing the organ during prostrate surgery. The victim could know of the fraud two-and-a-half months later after undergoing an ultra sonography test at Lucknow. An FIR was filed by the victim, Arvind Kumar Singh (55), a resident of Kankerbagh, has lodged an FIR at Sri Krishna Puri police station against Dr Ranvir Prasad. Dr Piyush Saurabh, the son of the absconding doctor, claimed that the patient and his relatives were apprised of the removal the kidney soon after the surgery. “His (Singh) left kidney had got infected before he was admitted to the clinic with the prostrate problem”, he claimed. The FIR, however, alleged that Dr Prasad had diagnosed him with prostrate problem.

Arvind said he suspected foul play during morning and evening strolls after the surgery. “Earlier, I used to walk 3-4km everyday, but after the surgery, I felt tired and even suffered from headache”. After that he got the test conducted at Lucknow. Dr Saurabh said Arvind could be used as a pawn by the clinic’s rivals to malign its image.

DSP in Vigilance net

Sub-divisional police officer of Benipur in Darbhanga district was caught red-handed accepting bribe by a Vigilance team. The officer, BankeRazak was arrested while he was taking a bribe of Rs 30,000 from Ravindra Kumar Singh, alias Sintu Singh, in connection with a case lodged at Baheri police station. Ravindra tipped off the Vigilance, which in turn, laid a trap for Razak.

According to the Vigilance SP, Razak was the supervising police officer of the case and action could be taken against the named accused only after the SDPO submitted his report”. The arrested DSP was taken away to Patna by the team.

‘Pleasure’ gang busted

State vigilance officers have busted a purported smut club run by five youths in Bihar that duped clients of several thousand rupees with the promise of carnal pleasures. The crackdown came after Justice R.K. Merathia of Jharkhand High Court took cognisance of “friendship ads” in newspapers for lonely men. IG (vigilance) M.V. Rao said several advertisements in local dailies promised friendship with girls in lieu of money. “We found one such friendship club based at Bhagalpur in neighbouring Bihar. Following a reference by Justice Merathia, we formed a crack team to bust the racket”, he said.

The team raided Energy Day Friendship Club and arrested Pintu Kumar, Rahul Kumar, Amrit Bikram, Bikash Kumar and Kishore Bharti, all residents of Bhagalpur. All are aged between 23 and 24 years. Vigilance officers said the club’s modus operandi was simple. The advertisement flashed a number, where prospective clients were asked to call for ‘full enjoyment’. The caller was asked to deposit a fixed fee of Rs 5,200 in a said account against which he was given an identification tag. A phone number, apparently of a girl, was given after the money in the account was verified.

When the client called up, a female voice, perhaps improvised with the help of a software, sweet-talked him into paying some more money as refundable ‘caution fee’. The gang would then withdraw the entire amount from an ATM and vanish.

Suicide galore

Three suicides left Hazaribagh stunned. Vikas Kumar, a 25-year-old employee of Hazaribagh Main Post Office, was found hanging at his Harangunj residence, where he had shifted after he joined work six months ago. His father Mahendra Ram is posted at Ghaghra in Gumla district as block education extension officer. In another incident, a 20-year-old farmer hanged himself from the ceiling fan of his residence at Charhi. The third incident was reported from Barwa. Sixteen-year-old GudiyaKumari ended her life by consuming poison. Gudiya was a Class X student of Project Girls’ High School.

RTI activist killed

An RTI activist, Ram Vilas Singh (56), was killed in Lakhisarai district of Bihar. He had filed dozens of RTI applications on black-marketing, hoarding, appointment of panchayat teachers and aanganwadi workers and status of development schemes in villages, was shot dead at his native Bhabhangama village under Amhara panchayat, barely five km from the district headquarters of Lakhisarai. Two bullets hit him in chest and he died while being taken to the hospital.

Ram Vilas was also member of Amhara panchayat samiti. He is suspected to have been killed because of rivalry with a man whose wife he had defeated in panchayat elections early this year. A murder case against unknown persons has been filed at Lakhisarai Town police station.

Though the police strongly suspect the involvement of his rival from the same village, Rajesh Singh alias Bambam, they are not ruling out other angle as he was an active RTI activist trying to expose black-marketers and hoarders. The activist had recently received a threat call from one Roshan Singh, jailed brother of Rajesh. He had lodged a complaint against Roshan Singh at a local court recently.A few months back another RTI activist was killed in Begusarai district of Bihar. In many cases RTI activists have been implicated in false criminal cases.

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