The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has threatened to upset health services in Bihar in case the two doctors, allegedly kidnapped about 48 hours ago in the state’s Samastipur district, were not found soon.
The association protested against the “police’s failure” in finding the abducted medicos.
It may be mentioned that AK Sahay and Santosh Kumar, doctors working at a nursing home in a village, went missing late Saturday evening from Sahpur Patauri in Samastipur.
Police said that they were abducted when they were out on work.
An official in Samastipur said that police have failed to make any breakthrough in the case, though two people, suspected of a role in the incident, were arrested.
He said that following recovery of doctor’s motorcycles, a probe has been started.
“A special police team has been constituted to look into the case,” Deputy Inspector General (Darbhanga range) Baldeo Prasad said.
According to information, the families of the two doubt that they were kidnapped over a property dispute.
Abductions are common in Bihar for ransom and revenge. According to police sources here, 45 people have been abducted for ransom in the state from January to July this year. Last year, 32 people were kidnapped during the same period.
Nearly four months ago, the Bihar government said that between 2001 and 2009, 2,167 children had been kidnapped. Of them, 1,752 were found and 75 killed while the fate of 340 was still unknown.