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Doctor files FIR against help

A gynaecologist at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi lodged a complaint with Bariatu police against her domestic help on Wednesday night, alleging that she decamped with Rs 3 lakh in cash from her Joda Talab residence on Monday.

Police have registered an FIR and started an investigation. But servant Hadish Khatoon continues to remain absconding and the cash has not been recovered.

Acting officer-in-charge Birendra Pathak said Samreena Alam, who happens to be the daughter-in-law of noted city-based surgeon M. Alam, visited the police station on Wednesday afternoon and an FIR was formally registered late at night.

“The FIR has been registered under Section 381 of IPC. According to the complainant, the lady doctor had forgot to close her almirah, which had the hefty sum, when she left for RIMS around 9am on Monday. When Alam returned in the afternoon, she found both the cash and the domestic help missing,” said OC Pathak.

According to police, Gaya resident Khatoon has been working at Alam’s residence for the last two years. But, she was off duty for almost nine months.

Doctor Alam, however, could not be contacted.

Another police officer said investigations have been started, but many questions were still unanswered.

“First, why was the FIR registered on the third day. Second, why was such a big amount kept in the house. Third, why was Khatoon absent from work for nine months,” the officer added.