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Mom, sister die as quack uses wrong drug

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Araria, February 23, 2013
First Published: 23:57 IST(23/2/2013) | Last Updated: 23:58 IST(23/2/2013)

A quack ended up killing his own mother and sister when he injected them the wrong drug in a Bihar village recently.


The incident took place in Sundari village of Araria district on Wednesday when Jamshed Rahman (30) injected his family members with a muscle relaxant instead of a hepatitis-B vaccine.

Rahman, who had been advised by a doctor at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (Patna) to get his family vaccinated, mistook Samvec, a muscle relaxant, for Shanvac – B vaccine.

Soon after they were injected, Rahman’s mother Sameeda Khatun, 48, and sister Rajjo Khatun, 14, complained of uneasiness and were rushed to  a primary health centre PHC, where the doctors declared them dead on arrival.

An FIR has been filed against Rahman who is absconding. “We are investigating if Rahman made a mistake or had some other motive,” the Araria SP said.

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