Doctor on 'public trial'

31 July, 2014

A gynecologist nearing retirement was forced to undergo a 'public trial' by Yuvajana Vedi activists for demanding bribes from her patients at the government hospital at Ernakulam, Kerala. This turned violent and police intervened and arrested the activists. A few days earlier, angry relatives had locked the doctor up in the hospital when she demanded a bribe from a woman who had come for delivery. The state government suspended Dr Jameela on the basis of a vigilance committee's report investigating the alleged bribery.