The key accused in the Muzaffarpur horror home incident, Brajesh Thakur, who was arrested in connection with the case on June 2 is resting in the hospital jail instead of the barracks, following complaints of diabetes, hypertension and a slip disc, a Muzaffarpur police official said on Monday.
Brajesh was shifted to a ward in the jail hospital on June 27 and has been lodged there for the last seven weeks. “Following his arrest, he was admitted to Shri Krishna Medical College and Hospital-Muzaffarpur. When I took over as the jail superintendent on June 25, I wrote to SKMCH doctors the next day asking about his medical condition and checkup. He was discharged from the hospital on June 27 and returned to jail,” said Muzaffarpur jail superintendent RK Jha.
After his dismissal from SKMCH, he was lodged in the jail hospital. “The doctors said he needed medical monitoring, due to which we kept him in the jail ward. He suffers from diabetes and hypertension and also has back problems. If the doctors advise, how can we disagree as no risk can be taken,” he said.
When asked why Brajesh was resting in a hospital and not in the jail cell, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar redirected the question to Bihar director general of police KS Dwivedi, who said, “We had tried to take him on police remand but the court did not grant it. As he is in judicial custody, it is on the directive of the court and the recommendation of the doctors that he is in the jail hospital.”
The DGP added that the Muzaffarpur police had filed the charge sheet against him and others within 60 days of arrest, as has been recommended by the Ministry of Home Affairs. “It is the court which decides for the accused to be hospitalised,” he said.
Following media reports, a three-member medical team reached the Shaheed Khudiram Bose Central Jail and conducted the medical examination of accused Brajesh. The jail administration said the report will be submitted to the civil surgeon following which further action will be taken.
Courtesy: DNA India