New Delhi: The residence of the former principal of BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur has been broken into. This former principal – Rajiv Misra – is an accused in the Gorakhpur tragedy of 2017, when oxygen ran out in the hospital and a number of children died. Misra had been suspended by the medical college as the enquiry against him is pending and he lives on campus during the suspension.
Misra, his wife and son are currently in a car and on their way back to Gorakhpur from Lucknow. They will reach Gorakhpur by about 2 am on Friday.
Misra’s son Purak said to The Wire that the family came to know of the incident around 6 pm today. No one was at their residence, as all three of them were all in Lucknow for an inquiry that is pending against Misra.
At around 6 pm, they received a call from their domestic worker who had reached their house to see the lock on the gate broken and the contents of the house strewn about.
Purak Misra says that the domestic worker told him that hundreds of pages of documents pertaining to the deaths of the children at BRD Medical College last year are now missing. The family’s jewellery and money at home are also likely missing.
Photos from the house show cupboards, drawers and cabinets flung open with their contents pulled out and left open.
Police have visited the house once today and the family will pursue the rest when they arrive in Gorakhpur by tomorrow.