A quack is said to have performed post mortem of 36 dead bodies at government community health centres of Gadag and Chitradurga districts.
Vikas, a native of Mudhol in Bagalkot district, has confessed before the police that he had performed the post mortems.
He has been performing the post mortems for the past two and a half years in Lakshmeshwar of Gadag district, Bannikoppa in Shirahatti taluk of the same district and in Sirigere of Chitradurga taluk.
The police and officials of the Health and Family Welfare department have initiated investigation as to how he got to perform the post mortems.
It is said that Vikas, a BSc (nursing) degree holder, had created duplicates of the certificates of one Dr Vikas Patil and got his picture pasted on the certificate in place of the photograph of Patil.
Vikas has claimed that he had the ability to treat people just like doctors. He said he used to feel inferior that he was a BSc (nursing) graduate. Thus, he had started claiming to be a doctor.