Police arrested a 44-year-old man from Rajasthan’s Sikar, who was getting ₹1 lakh salary from a hospital by pretending to be a doctor, using a real doctor’s degree which he found in a train in 2014. The Class 12th pass accused belongs to Agra, where he ran a clinic for nine years, seeing about 25 patients each day.
In 2018, when he saw a vacancy for a doctor in a hospital in Sikar; he gave an interview and got selected. Baghel started working in the hospital from December 2018. He not only pretended to be a doctor but he also provided bizarre treatments to patients.
“After a few months of joining, hospital administration started receiving complaints about Baghel. In June, a female heart patient was seen by Baghel and her health deteriorated after which she was referred to other hospital which raised alarms in the hospital administration. A team was sent to Agra where they enquired about him. When his voter ID details were checked on website of Election Commission, his fake identity was revealed,” added the police officer.
“The sad part is that many innocent patients of the area unknowingly fell victim to the ‘fake doctor’ before he was finally caught by the police. When the hospital administration enquired about his degrees, he admitted that it did not belong to him. Following that, an FIR against Baghel was lodged,” said Pawan Kumar Chobe, station house officer of Ranoli police station.