Godman from Kasba Peth held; doctor yet to be arrested

ST Correspondent
Thursday, 15 March 2018

Speaking to Sakal Times, Jagtap said before coming to DMH, Sandhya was at Chavan Nursing Home near Swargate.

PUNE: Two days after a godman and a doctor were booked under the Black Magic Act for allegedly performing black magic on a 24-year-old woman at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital (DMH), officials of the Alankar police arrested the godman Sachin Yeravdekar (48) from Kasba Peth. He was produced in court on Thursday and sent to police custody till Saturday. 

Officials of the Alankar police are yet to arrest the doctor, Satish Chavan, involved in the case. 

The victim, Sandhya Sonawane lost her life on Monday evening. Her brother, Mahesh Jagtap, filed a complaint against Dr Chavan with the Maharashtra Andhshradhha Nirmulan Samiti (MANS) and city-based Shiv Sena leader Sachin Taware on Tuesday against the superstitious methods used by the doctor to cure the patient.

Speaking to Sakal Times, Jagtap said before coming to DMH, Sandhya was at Chavan Nursing Home near Swargate.

“She was unwell for three-four months. At Chavan Nursing Home, under the guidance of Dr Satish Chavan, she underwent operation around February 20 after she was diagnosed with a lump in her breast. As doctors could not arrest the blood loss, she was shifted to DMH, as Chavan Nursing Home was not equipped to handle the emergency. Three to four days before my sister’s demise, Dr Chavan got a godman to ward off the evil eye,” added Jagtap.

Dr Sameer Jog, ICU in-charge of DMH, earlier said Sandhya died due to multi-organ failure. 

After Jagtap approached MANS a case was lodged at Alankar police station. The police are further investigating the case.

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