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Monday, November 15, 2021
Private hospital operators behind murder of Madhubani journalist?
Madhubani journalist Avinash Jha (23) who exposed nursing homes and hospitals in Madhubani district of Bihar has been murdered and burnt allegedly by private hospital operators. He was missing from the night of November 9. On November 12, his body was found lying in a bush between Pali and Urain villages in Benipatti area of Madhubani. His body was handed over to his family members after the postmortem on November 13. The autopsy report of Avinash Jha shows that he died four days back. The Benipatti police station has registered an FIR against unknown people and had initiated an investigation into the case. Jha was a noted RTI activist as well. He was strangled to death and burnt.
The police the case of the alleged involvement of an illegal private clinic, nursing homes and pathological lab owners named in the case besides the possibility of a love triangle.
The police has arrested six people, including a woman.
After Jha went missing, a case was lodged by his elder brother, Chandrashekhar Jha, on November 11 at the police station. Now the case no. (243/21) has been converted into a murder case.
The police has arrested-Roshan Kumar Sah (23), Bittu Kumar Pandit (20), Deepak Kumar Pandit (24), Manish Kumar (21), Pawan Kumar (22) and Jaijairam Paswan’s wife Purnakala Devi (24).