Teacher posing as doc kills kid with wrong jab
Bhopal: A government teacher was moonlighting as a “doctor” in MP’s Dindori district for years, and this shocking quackery went unnoticed until a seven-year-old boy died four days ago, allegedly after being given a wrong injection. The accused, Sonawal Singh, has been suspended. Police are waiting for the victim’s viscera report to decide what action to take against him.
Dindori chief medical and health officer Dr R K Mehra told TOI that Singh was “neither eligible, nor qualified to be a medical practitioner, and certainly not authorized”.
The victim, Anuj, lived in Kanakdhara village in Gadasarai region, about 31km from Dindori district HQ, and Sonawal Singh is a teacher at government primary school in nearby Timki Tola village. The boy had high fever when his family took him to Singh — who was known as ‘daktar sahib’ in the area. The child died after “treatment” on September 19.