Kajiram Murmu, the block medical officer, belongs to a tribal community and is posted in Bengal’s most backward zone. He leads a team of four doctors and oversees the treatment of 250 patients daily.
Doctors said that the patient Bandini was crying of abdominal pain and when she was examined, it was found to be a case of appendix burst which required immediate surgery.
Daily wagers in Sarjumatur area of Jhalda block-1, had mortgaged ration cards to moneylenders in exchange of money ranging from Rs 5000 to Rs 30,000.
On Friday, the Purulia administration distributed 20 kg rice for each family in the village.
The poor labourers deposit their ration cards as guarantee for borrowing money to bear treatment expenditure or conduct weddings.
Days before death, West Bengal BJP men had been threatened; victims’ kin suspect involvement of locals
Trilochan and Dulal were threatened by unknown persons a few days before their deaths as both were leaders of BJP’s Booth Raksha Committee.
Local BJP worker Dulal Kumar (30), a shopkeeper and resident of Dava village of Balarampur, was found hanging by the high-tension tower after going missing on Friday night.
The incident that took place sunday, according to TMC leaders, saw even children carrying swords in the Ram Navami procession.