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Patna: Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) on Monday directed the Home department, Bihar government, to pay within two months a compensation of Rs 75,000 to Harendra Sah, son of Gourishanker Sah, of village Rajadih under Tariyani police station in Sheohar district for the Human Rights violation he suffered due to wrong medical report issued by a doctor benefiting the accused who had assaulted him on February 23, 2015
The BHRC has also directed the Sheohar SP to examine the criminal culpability of primary health centre (PHC) incharge in issuing wrong injury report benefiting the accused and take legal action accordingly. It also directed the state Health Department to inform the Commission about administrative action taken against Medical Officer (MO), incharge, PHC, Tariyani, by August 31, 2016, said BHRC Member Neelmani.
Harendra Sah, the petitioner, had complained to the Commission that when he asked for his dues from Ramashanker Sah on February 23, 2015, he was assaulted and dragged by Ramshanker Sah and three others with the result his spinal cord and ribs were fractured incapacitating him but due to connivance of the SHO and the Doctor incharge Primary Health Centre (PHC), Tariyani, the case was a registered under lighter sections of IPC benefiting the accused. The doctor did not prescribe X- ray nor did he refer him to higher centre for treatment.
The Commission had asked for response of SP, Sheohar, who informed that the case was registered at Tariyani PS in this connection. Dr Sudhir Sharma, MO, incharge, PHC, Tariyani gave injury report on February 24, 2015, stating “He complains of body ache. Found no external injury”. The Medical Board constituted at the behest of SP, Sheohar, found the injury of the petitioner as grievous (corroborating the fracture etc) and accordingly section 325 IPC has been added in the chargesheet subsequently submitted to the Court. The accused had been enlarged on bail by the Court earlier. Allegations of the petitioner that wrong injury report was issued by the PHC doctor has been established and SP, Sheohar, has requested Civil Surgeon, Sheohar, for action for against the said doctor. The case will be listed again on September 6, 2016.