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Medico who tried to open Delhi-Ranchi flight door admitted to psychiatric unit

Ranchi police said they had referred him to RIMS from where they referred him to RINPAS. But RINPAS authorities claimed they were clueless.

ranchi Updated: Jul 12, 2017 20:53 IST
Saurav Roy
Saurav Roy
Hindustan Times, Ranchi
Air Asia,Delhi,Ranchi
RINPAS authorities on Wednesday said no such patient has been admitted at the psychiatry Institute in the past two days.(HT FILE PHOTO)

A man was admitted to the Central Institute of Psychiatry (CIP) in Ranchi for allegedly trying to open the door of an Air Asia flight while it was taking off from the Delhi airport on Tuesday.

Police said 28-year-old Aftab Ahmad, who was arrested at the Birsa Munda airport, suffered from a medical condition that caused bouts of anxiety attacks.

CIP director Dr D Ram said Ahmad has a history of mental ailments and aggressive behaviour. “He has been uncooperative and a little aggressive at the hospital too. We have been keeping him under observation since last night, but diagnosing the cause of these bouts may take over 24 hours,” he added.

Ahmad – a resident of Bariatu Colony in Ranchi – told Doranda police that he was pursuing a post graduate degree in medicine at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and was aware of his medical condition.

Earlier, there was some confusion regarding Ahmad’s whereabouts – with police stating that he had been admitted to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences. A few even reported that he had been referred to the Ranchi Institute of Neuro Psychiatry and Allied Sciences.

First Published: Jul 12, 2017 13:40 IST