Staff Reporter

Nagercoil: A quack was arrested by the police following the death of a nine-month-old child on Saturday.

According to police sources, Kumar (45) of Kani Vilai near Eraniel, was a casual worker.

His daughter Sharmi was suffering from fever and ear pain.

Hence Kumar and his relatives took her to the nearest clinic, run by one Murugesan.

After examination he gave an injection to the child.

However, the child died within a minute in front of her parents and relatives.

Complaint

Based on the complaint lodged by the parents and the relatives of the deceased, the police questioned the doctor and later it came to light that he was a quack.

The police arrested him and produced him before a magistrate, who remanded him to judicial custody.

During the interrogation it was known that he had completed only his standard X and was practicing as a doctor by running a private clinic at Eraniel.

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