Kafeel Khan booked for ‘forcibly’ treating woman

Deoria : Kafeel Khan, a paediatrician who was among the accused in the 2017 BRD hospital case, has been booked for allegedly using criminal force to deter a public servant from discharging his duty after he “forcibly entered” an ambulance to examine a woman patient despite “objections raised by the driver”.

Khan, who is contesting the MLC election from the Deoria-Kushinagar seat on a Samajwadi Party (SP) ticket, has, however, alleged that the case is politically motivated.

The incident took place on March 26, but a case was registered later on a complaint lodged by ambulance driver Prakash Patel, working with the Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Bhaluhani.

Deoria Circle Officer, Shriyash Tripathi, said that the case against Khan has been registered under IPC sections 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty) and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty).

According to the police, in his complaint, the ambulance driver stated that on March 26, a woman patient was brought to the PHC for treatment, and after examining her, doctors referred her to the Deoria district hospital.

She was sent to the district hospital in a PHC ambulance.

The complainant alleged that since the ambulance did not have the required amount of oxygen, they were carrying Ambu bags (artificial manual breathing unit) with them. But, upon reaching the emergency ward of the hospital, the woman died. — IANS

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