The Gorakhpur tragedy and its aftermath

UP police 'apprehends' Dr. Kafeel Khan from Gorakhpur

A scene inside a ward of the encephalitis centre, at the state-run BRD Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur.   | Photo Credit: V.V. Krishnan

The UP Police on Saturday “apprehended” Dr Kafeel Khan from Gorakhpur who was removed from his post in the state-run BRD hospital after 30 children died in two days last month, a senior official said.

It was a major breakthrough, IG Special Task Force Amitabh Yash told PTI.

Dr. Khan was the nodal officer of the 100-bed AES ward at the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College, and was removed following the deaths on August 10 and August 11.

“Kafeel Khan was apprehended today at around 9 am from Gorakhpur, and he is being handed over to Gorakhpur Police,” Yash said.

This is the third arrest made by the STF in the case.

Former principal of the the medical college, Rajiv Mishra, and his wife were taken into custody by the UP STF on August 29 for questioning in connection with the deaths.

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