Odisha woman doctor arrested for accepting bribe

Nuapada: The Vigilance sleuths today caught a woman doctor of the Sinapali Community Health Centre in Nuapada district red-handed while accepting bribe from a sweeper of the hospital to clear salary arrears.

The woman doctor, Sukanti Panda asked the hospital’s sweeper, Mahesh Sahisa to pay him Rs 7,000 to clear arrears of the last three months. Following this, Mahesh lodged a written complaint with Bhawanipatna Vigilance DSP Satyaban Mahananda.

Based on the complaint, a joint team of sleuths from Kalahandi and Nuapada laid a trap. While Sukanti was accepting the bribe from Mahesh, the sleuths raided her office room. During a search, they seized Rs 7,000 from her possession.

Later she was taken to the Bhawanipatna vigilance office for interrogation following her arrest.

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