Patient escapes with doc’s phone, sells it at Burma Bazaar

A 55-year-old man, who visited the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH) for knee pain escaped with the phone of an orthopedist who attended to him and sold it at the Burma Bazaar.
Patient escapes with doc’s phone, sells it at Burma Bazaar
Representative Image


A Praveen of Nanganallur, the duty doctor on Monday, found his phone missing around 11.30 am and lodged a complaint at the police station inside the hospital premises.
Police traced the phone with its IMEI number and retrieved it from a shop selling used phones at Burma Bazaar. Investigation revealed that one Sankar had sold the phone there and the suspect was secured. Sankar admitted to the police that he was one of the outpatients and had managed to pilfer the phone along with the prescription the doctor gave. The accused S Sankar (55) of Kodungaiyur was remanded in judicial custody.
Snatcher escapes from cops at GRH, secured overnight
Meanwhile, a 19-year-old phone snatcher who escaped from the Government Royapettah Hospital was secured overnight and remanded in judicial custody.
K Latha of Saligrama, who runs a small clothing shop near Vadapalani Murugan temple had sent her 14-year-old son back home with her mobile phone to attend online classes on Monday when two youths snatched his phone. Police secured one suspect, Kamalesh, and seized the phone.
On Tuesday night, he was taken to GRH for a medical test, but Kamalesh gave cops a slip. He was secured from a playground nearby in the wee hours of Wednesday.

Related Stories

No stories found.