Bihar: Journalist who campaigned against private hospitals kidnapped and murdered

Madhubani. Police have recovered the body of a young journalist from Benipatti in Madhubani district of Bihar. The journalist had exposed the big fake game of hospitals running in the area through his portal and social media. A big reveal was about to happen on the next 15th of November. He had also put a post on his Facebook “.. played hobe on November 15, played hobe…”. But what did he know that before that he would be sent away from the world.

This young journalist had to pay the price for his journalism. He was first kidnapped then after 4 days his body was found. This heart-wrenching incident has exposed the claims of good governance in Bihar. After the kidnapping, the policemen kept roaming around in the car and the body of this journalist was found at a distance from the police station.

Regarding the incident, Triloki Nath Jha, brother of the deceased journalist told that his brother Avinash alias Budhinath Jha was associated with social media as well as a local portal. Through RTI, he had also exposed the big fraud being done by private hospitals in the name of treatment in Benipatti.

On the basis of his report, action was also taken against the doctors by many private hospitals. Once again he had gathered a lot of evidence. On November 8, he made a post on his Facebook that he would make a big disclosure on November 15. But the very next day at 9.58 pm, he left his office while talking to his mobile, after which he could not be traced.

The family lodged an FIR of kidnapping at Benipatti police station on November 11. In this FIR, the names of the doctors and private nursing home operators of the city against whom he was about to make a big disclosure. But even after the FIR was registered, the police was not active. Not only was the local police inactive, the SP and Benipatti DSP of the district also acted negligently.

As a result, on November 12, the body of Budhinath Jha was found. The family members are in bad shape, but the local administration is still a mute spectator. It is as if knowing everything remains unknown. There is resentment among the local people about the role of the police.

first published:Nov. 13, 2021, 8:51 p.m.


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