Doctor sacked in Gorakhpur children deaths arrested by UP STF


Gorakhpur, 2 September(Wishav Warta): Doctor Kafeel Khan, a Gorakhpur doctor blamed for the death of 30 children at a state-run hospital in Uttar Pradesh last month, was arrested on Saturday from the house of his in-laws where he allegedly hiding, police said.

Khan is among seven people named in a case registered over the death of the 30 children within 48 hours at the BRD Medical College on August 10-11. He was allegedly absconding since the police registered a case over the incident which triggered nationwide outrage and exposed the grim healthcare scenario in India. Khan was suspended along with former principal RK Mishra and five others. He was picked up by a team of the special task force (STF) from his in-laws’ house located in a rural part of Gorakhpur, said Manoj Tiwari, STF’s senior superintendent of police.




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