Woman dies after surgery: Doctor, compounder arrested

Woman dies after surgery: Doctor, compounder arrested

A doctor and compounder of a private hospital here were arrested today after a woman died allegedly due to wrong treatment, police said.

According to a police complaint filed by traffic constable Kanchanlal Verma, his wife Shashi got her finger operated by Nirmal Kumar Khedia in the private hospital situated in Birhana road area.

After the surgery she felt pain in her hand, following which the compounder Shivnaresh administered an injection to her, the complaint stated. Verma alleged his wife's death, which took place yesterday, was due to the reaction of the injection.

However, Khedia claimed Shashi had died due to heart attack and there had been no negligence in her treatment. On Verma's complaint, a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder was registered against the two accused at Pheelkhana police station.

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