Bihar cops rescue abducted doctor

January 12th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Patna, Jan 12 (IANS) A doctor abducted by five people posing as relatives of a patient has been rescued and one of his captors arrested in Bihar’s Sitamarhi district, police said Wednesday.Police rescued Yogendra Prasad on a tip-off late Tuesday night and arrested Devendra Thakur, Sitamarhi Superintendent of Police Rakesh Rathi said.

Prasad, posted at the primary health centre in Sonbarsa in Sitamarhi district, about 200 km from here, was abducted from Manjhaul village Monday night.

Prasad was abducted by five people posing as relatives of a critical patient. They forcibly took away the victim from his house, an official said.

The Bihar unit of the Indian Medical Association had taken up the case. The Bihar State Health Service Association had also threatened to launch a protest if he was not rescued by Wednesday.

During the last one-and-a-half months, more than two dozen cases of kidnapping have been reported from across the state.

Additional Director General of Police P.K. Thakur admitted that police were worried over the sudden spurt in cases of kidnapping.

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