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Class 10 student dies after being treated by ‘quack’ in Dadri

A 16-year-old student died at a ‘clinic’ in Greater Noida’s Dadri on Wednesday evening. His parents alleged that he was treated by a man who they suspect to be a quack

noida Updated: Aug 17, 2018 14:04 IST
Vaibhav Jha
Vaibhav Jha
Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
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Saurabh was enrolled in class 10 of a private school in Dujana village of Dadri. (Representative Photo)

A 16-year-old student died at a ‘clinic’ in Greater Noida’s Dadri on Wednesday evening. His parents alleged that he was treated by a man who they suspect to be a quack.

According to family members of Saurabh Nagar, of Bambhod village in Dadri, he was taken to a private clinic on railway road in Dadri around 5.30pm on Wednesday after he complained of fever. The clinic was being run by one Anand Prakash Sharma, who claimed to be a doctor.

“Saurabh complained of fever in the evening and he was taken to Sharma clinic by his father Ajay. He was behaving normally at the clinic. Sharma administered an injection and his condition deteriorated as he fell unconscious,” Yogesh Nagar, Saurabh’s uncle, said.

He was rushed to Yashoda Hospital in Ghaziabad by 6pm. “We took him to Yashoda Hospital, where doctors declared him dead on arrival. It was the injection which worsened his condition,” Yogesh said.

Saurabh was enrolled in class 10 of a private school in Dujana village of Dadri.

“Earlier, we did not know that Sharma was a quack but after Saurabh’s death, we were told by other residents that he is a fake doctor. Sharma has no medical licence and he runs a clinic and chemist’s shop with no proper qualification. We want him arrested,” Yogesh said.

The postmortem of the body has been done and the report is awaited. Sharma has shut his clinic and he is on the run. Police have lodged a case in the matter.

“We have lodged a case against Sharma under Indian Penal Code Section 304A for death due to negligence. The autopsy was carried out at Yashoda Hospital at the behest of Ghaziabad police and we are awaiting the report. The accused is on the run and all efforts are on track him,” Ram Sen Singh, station house officer, Dadri police station, said.

“Sharma’s son Ankit is an MBBS graduate. We are not sure whether Sharma himself had a licence. The allegations are being probed,” the SHO said.

First Published: Aug 17, 2018 04:32 IST