A 36 year old Bihari woman identified as Laxmi Devi died after availing treatment from a quack in Prem Vihar at Hambran road. The incident took place on Saturday when the woman availed treatment from a medical practitioner named Mohammad Islam who runs a clinic at Hambran road.
Mithilesh Kumar, victim’s husband, informed that they were shifted to Ludhiana from Bihar around 15 days ago. They were staying at a rented accommodation in Prem Vihar. He added that his wife had been ill for some days and the medical practitioner gave her some medicines. However, after consuming the medicines, she didn’t feel well and complained of restlessness. She eventually passed on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.The Basti Jodhewal Police was informed who reached at the spot and began investigation. The family though hasn’t yet filed a formal complaint to lodge FIR. The medical practitioner was quick to escape when the investigation started. While the local leaders came in favor of the quack, SHO Basti Jodhewal, Jaswinder Singh, said that the police had been waiting for a formal complaint to lodge an FIR.
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