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Doctor's Car Set On Fire At JNM Hospital Campus

2015-02-16 18:50

Kalyani, Feb. 7: Barely a week after he found out gross financial irregularities and corruption, armed miscreants barged inside the doctors’ quarter campus in Kalyani and set a car on fire owned by Kalyani College of Medicine’s deputy superintendant late on Friday night.

The incident created panic at the residential campus as the miscreants first beaten up the security guard and poured petrol on Doctor S.P.Choudhury’s car before set it ablaze.

A complaint was lodged at the Kalyani police station by the principal of college of medicine on Saturday morning. However, no person could be arrested in this connection till report last came in.

However, police sources claimed that a section hospital staff could be involved behind the incident as the deputy super in last week found a number financial irregularity and large scale corruption in utilization of funds for development works.

Insiders at the college of medicine also claimed that the doctor was also threatened of dire consequences.

“A local Trinamul leader who literally rules the hospital complex in Kalyani also become involved to the incident as his men also threatened the doctor”, source said.

Doctor Choudhury, who is also deputy superintendant of JNM Hospital in Kalyani, had a narrow escape from as he was sleeping in a room in front of which the car was parked.

A fire tender from Kalyani fire station rushed to the spot and doused the fire. However, the car was completely gutted in the fire.

“In the police complaint no name has been mentioned to be suspected by the college of medicine authority”, said a police officer.

Vice chancellor of West Bengal university of health sciences, principal of the college professor Dipankar Bhattacharjee and medical superintendant professor Bhanu Ranjan Ghosh visited the spot, but refused to comment on the issue.

Professor Ghosh said: “It is not clear why the docto’r car was set on fire”.

Doctor SP Choudhury refused to comment on the matter.

“I have appraised the matter to the higher authorities, they will do whatever they think well”, he said.

The doctors attached to the medical college later held a meeting in the afternoon, but refused to disclose anything before the media person.

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