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Fourth Accused Arrested In Gorakhpur Hospital Tragedy

The Uttar Pradesh police has arrested a clerk of the BRD Medical College in connection with the death of dozens of children at the state-run hospital last month, the fourth arrest in the case.

Sudhir Pandey was named in the FIR filed in the case and was arrested from near Khajanchi Chowk on Friday Superintendent of Police Anirudh Siddharth Pankaj said.

Mr Pandey is the fourth accused to be arrested in connection with the case, the SSP said.

Mr Pandey was produced in a court yesterday which sent him in 14-day judicial custody Investigating Officer Abhishek Singh said.

He said a manhunt is on to arrest the other accused.

Earlier, the police had arrested the principal of the college Rajiv Mishra, his medico-wife Purnima Shukla, and Dr Kafeel Khan, the then nodal officer of the 100-bed Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) ward of the college.

The case were registered under various sections of the IPC, Prevention of Corruption Act and the Indian Medical Council Act against nine people.

Mr Mishra was suspended as principal of the medical college on August 12 after the deaths were reported and he resigned on same day.

There were allegations that the deaths happened due to disruption in oxygen supply as the vendor had not been paid for several months.

The medical college attracted global attention when more than 60 children died at the hospital within a span of a week last month.

 

 

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