Bir Hospital staffers held for forging medical documents

Kathmandu, January 20

The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police arrested four persons, including three staffers of Bir Hospital, for producing fake medical documents in the court to secure the release of a convict of attempted rape from jail.

The arrestees are Laxman Prasad Aryal (50) of Kathmandu, Krishna Prasad Timalsina (46) of Sindhupalchowk, Rajesh Kumar Karki (50) of Lalitpur and Kedar Prasad Parajuli (62) of Sindhupalchowk.

Aryal is a secretary of Bir Hospital Service Commission and an officer of seventh grade while Timalsina is a radiographer and cousin of the convict, and Karki an emergency nurse at the hospital.

Similarly, Parajuli is the father-in-law of the convict.

They had produced and submitted fake medical documents of Uddhav Prasad Nepal of Sindhupalchowk (attempted rape convict) to the Patan Appellate Court, stating he was innocent and was admitted to the hospital for appendicitis operation ‘at the time of alleged attempted rape in Sindhupalchowk’.

Sindhupalchowk District Court had sentenced Nepal to seven years in prison. Nepal had been serving term in the Central Jail since 2014.

The incident had occurred on June 19, 2014 but the hospital staffers in connivance with the kin of the convict produced fake medical documents showing his admission to the hospital from June 18-26, 2014 for appendicitis operation.

As the appellate court asked the hospital to provide it with further details of the alleged appendicitis patient, the authorities confirmed that there was no record of any such patient admitted to the hospital during the period.

“As the appellate court and the hospital sought the assistance of CIB to carry out further investigation into the case, the law enforcement agency arrested them from different places of Kathmandu yesterday,” said CIB.