Doctor caught accepting bribe, arrested

BHUBANESWAR: The vigilance sleuths on Wednesday caught a lady doctor red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 3,600 from the husband of a pregnant woman for conducting an operation in Odisha.

The doctor was identified as Kiran Prava Dungdung, gynaecologist, posted at the Sub-Divisional Hospital of Birmaharajpur in Subarnapur district.Doctor arrested accepting bribe in Odisha

Officials of the Sambalpur Vigilance Division recovered the bribe money from her possession.

“The hand wash of Dr Dungdung gave chemical reaction confirming acceptance of the bribe,” an official said.

The lady doctor accepted a bribe from one Ranjan Meher of Nuapali village under Birmaharajpur police station area, for operation charges.

The complainant Ranjan Meher approached the vigilance department and subsequently a trap was laid.

Meher said his wife Jayanti was admitted to the Government Hospital on January 7 and delivered a baby next day. However, Dr Dungdung allegedly demanded illegal gratification of Rs 3,600 as operation charges of his wife.

The investigation into the matter was on, the official said.