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Man saves woman, ends up in jail

The MHB Colony police arrested and detained Kirti Gada for creating a ruckus at the Harilal Bhagwati Hospital in Borivli, reports Mauli Buch.

india Updated: Jul 22, 2008 02:41 IST
Mauli Buch

The MHB Colony police on Monday arrested and detained Kirti Gada for creating a ruckus at the Harilal Bhagwati Hospital in Borivli. But Gada said he had to get the doctors to attend an accident victim he had brought in.

On Sunday night, Gada and his brother Chandresh boarded a Borivli-bound train from Andheri. After crossing Kandivli, as the train came to a halt, Gada saw a woman lying on the tracks a little distance from the station.

“I got down and ran to the woman who was still alive. Local labourers helped me put her in the ladies compartment. I also spoke to the motorman of the train who informed of the incident at the Borivli station. But after reaching, there was no ambulance or stretcher. I then put her into an auto rickshaw with the help of a railway police constable and took her to Bhagwati hospital,” he said.

Gada said doctors did not attend to the victim, who was identified as Savitri Pushkar Jani (32), for 45 minutes. It was then that Gada lost his temper and shouted at Dr Avinash, the person in charge.

“The doctor instead of taking care of the victim, called the police and got me arrested saying I was under the influence of alcohol,” Gada said. “Alcohol influence was not as important as was the victim's treatment. I also thought the victim was pregnant, though it was later found that she was not.”

Gada was arrested and detained under Section 112 and 117, abusing a medical officer on duty and keeping him from performing his duties properly.

“After two hours in the lock-up, I finally paid a fine of Rs 1,200 for creating a ruckus under the influence of alcohol,” he said.

Gada reached home around 3:30 am on Monday.

Investigating Officer PSI Karan Sonkawade said: “We had to arrest him as we had got a written complaint from Dr Avinash who was on duty.... We are yet to record the statement of the victim to find out how she landed on the track.

Savitri, who was taken care of by her family was treated in the trauma unit of Bhagwati hospital. She has sustained a fracture in her right leg, a head injury and severe bruises.

Nandan Singh Rawat, her father told HT: “She is critical but stable. We are thankful to the gentleman who brought her here in time and saved her life.”

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