Mother reprimanded for not studying, So 12th student committed suicide


Nalanda: In Nalanda district of Bihar, a case of suicide by a 12th grade student has been reported. The student was reportedly reprimanded at home for her studies. He then ended his life by eating poison in anger. The incident took place in Akbarpur village under the temporary police station area of Nalanda district.

A 15-year-old student in Akbarpur ate poison on Wednesday evening. She went to read tuition on Wednesday like per day. But after reading back home, the mother slammed her for her studies. Agitated, the student ate the poison and went to sleep. There was a hue and cry among the people after the incident occurred at midnight.

The girl was rushed to the hospital for treatment after being diagnosed with poisoning. But the doctors declared him dead. Police were also informed about the incident. After which they have taken the body from the police and transported it for post mortem. Police are investigating the case.

Burdwan medical student suffers eye injury


Three junior doctors and a fourth-year student of Burdwan Medical College and Hospital were injured on Wednesday when relatives of patients and outsiders lobbed bricks at them.

The attack occurred around 11.30am when junior doctors were demonstrating at the hospital’s emergency gate as part of a statewide ceasework at OPDs to protest the assault on two NRS doctors.

Mayank Agarwal, a fourth-year student, suffered serious injuries and had to be admitted to the hospital, according to hospital authorities.

A brick hit him in the left eye and he was kicked and punched in the face. The three junior doctors sustained minor injuries.

“Mayank has got three stitches in the eye. He has undergone a CT scan,” Amitabha Saha, deputy superintendent of the medical college and hospital said.

“Some internal injury in the eye has been detected. He is being treated in the eye department,” he said.

A large group of relatives of patients were stopped by the protesting doctors and forced to return.

“Initially, a scuffle broke out between the junior doctors and the relatives of patients. It soon snowballed into a clash,” a hospital official said.

The hospital authorities on Wednesday made frequent announcements over the public address system alerting patients that the OPD was shut because of a ceasework by junior doctors.

The 1,236-bed hospital sees patients from neighbouring Birbhum, East Burdwan, Bankura, parts of Hooghly and Jharkhand.

The OPD sees about 5,000 patients every day on average. At least 1,300 patients are admitted to various wards currently. Their treatment was not affected.

At least 1,380 junior doctors and medical students began a sit-in at various places on the complex, including at the emergency gate, since morning.

“We were on a peaceful dharna when some people started hurling bricks at us. They threatened to hurl acid bombs at us. We were feeling insecure,” Niladri Kayal, an agitating junior doctor, said.

Policemen present on the camp inside the hospital intervened and tried to disperse the mob but were outnumbered. Some media photographers were roughed up by the mob and some of the agitating junior doctors.

The junior doctors apparently chased the mob, lobbed bricks and thrashed them with bamboo sticks.

“We were attending an emergency meeting of the college council when we learnt that some outsiders had attacked the agitating students and junior doctors at the emergency,” said Saha.

Saha, along with medical superintendent and vice-principal Utpal Dawn, reached the spot and alerted the police. Dawn was caught between the warring groups of junior doctors and was apparently manhandled.

A large police contingent, led by additional superintendent of police Priyabrata Roy, reached the spot and chased the mob away.

The relatives of patients alleged that junior doctors had misbehaved with them and drove them out.

“I had a surgery last week. I came here today to have the stitches removed at the OPD. The junior doctors forced us to leave. They asked us why we came when they had announced a ceasework,” Suktor Sheikh, who came from Murshidabad, said.

The junior doctors, however, denied the charge. “Our agitation was peaceful and we did not harass anyone. The hospital authorities announced that the OPD is closed today (Wednesday),” said a junior doctor.

In West Midnapore, families of patients blocked the main road in front of Midnapore Medical College for an hour on Wednesday morning to protest the doctors’ ceasework.

In Nadia, OPD and emergency services were completely suspended at the Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital and Kalyani College of Medicine as well as at Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Kalyani as senior doctors supported the ceasework by junior doctors.

Surgeries were not carried out at the hospital.

Avijit Mujherjee , medical superintendent of Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Hospital and Kalyani College of Medicine, said: “Services were largely hampered at the hospital. But, the treatment of those admitted to the hospital was normal.”

In the evening, 400 students, interns and doctors walked in a silent procession in Kalyani town condemning the attack on their colleagues at NRS.

In Krishnagar, doctors stayed away from the OPDs at the district hospital and at Sadar hospital but attended emergency without disrupting services.

Doctors stayed away from the OPD of Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital but provided services at the emergency department.

Phone call threatening to blow-up Patna airport hoax, caller found to be class 2 student


PATNA: Inspired by a Bhojpuri film, a Class 2 student threatened to blow-up the Jai Prajash Narayan International airport in Patna, police on Tuesday said.

A police team was surprised to find that a threat call to the airport authorities was made by an eight-year-old boy.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Rajesh Kumar Prabhakar said the boy told the police team that he was inspired by the Bhojpuri film, “Train se Pakistan”, in which there was a scene of a phone call threatening to blow up an airport.

After police were informed about the call, a probe was launched to get the details of the phone number. It was found that the number was registered in the name of Siddhanth Sharma of Birla Colony.

Prabhakar said that when the police team was interrogating Sharma, his grand-son innocently confessed that it was him to had made the call by using his grandfather’s phone. The boy was then taken into custody

“The boy informed the police that when his grandfather was asleep, he had used his mobile phone. First, he found the number of the Patna airport on Google and then proceeded to make the call,” the DSP added.

The police, however, released the boy after his father issued a bond and assured that he would never repeat the mistake.

“Police have treated it as a childish mistake but directed the family to keep a close watch on the boy,” Prabhakar noted.

Patna Superintendent of Police P.K. Das said: “Police has decided to let him go with a warning that boy should not repeat it (incident) in the future.”