Telangana police arrest Class 10-failed ‘doctor’ who ‘specialised’ in treating piles and fistula

A tip-off led authorities to Akash Kumar Biswas's clinic, where he had been treating patients for the past 10 years.

BySumit Jha

Published Nov 22, 2022 | 2:35 PMUpdatedNov 22, 2022 | 2:35 PM


Akash Kumar Biswas, 36, has not yet cleared the Class 10 examination but it did not deter him from practising medicine for 10 years, the police said.

A special task force of the police picked him up on Monday, 21 November, from his ‘clinic’ at Shivunipalle village in Station Ghanpur Mandal in Telangana’s Jangaon district.

Biswas allegedly ‘specialised’ in treating haemorrhoids (piles) and fistula. He did not disappoint patients who visited him with complaints of other diseases.

A tip-off led the police and Deputy District Health Officer to Biswas’s Priyanka Clinic.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Vaibhav Gaikwad told reporters that the accused had failed in Class 10. He had worked as a senior compounder under different doctors and used that experience to treat patients. He had earlier worked with his grandfather, who too treated patients. The older man was not a qualified doctor.

A preliminary probe revealed that Biswas used to see around 30 patients a month and charged a consultation fee of ₹100. He referred patients to different hospitals and diagnostic centres in Warangal, Hanamkonda and Kazipet, the DCP said.

The accused and documents and materials seized from the clinic have been handed over to Station Ghanpur police. Further investigations are on to ascertain how many surgeries the accused had performed.

Stethoscopes, rubber stamps, a patients’ register, a letter pad, business cards, referral sheets, Allopathy and Ayurvedic medicines, and a smartphone were among the materials seized, police said.

The police have charged him with cheating and other provisions of the Indian Penal Code, and the Drugs and Magic Remedies Act.

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