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Fraud alert: Class 5 dropout worked as doctor in 16 hospitals

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Filed on September 16, 2020 | Last updated on September 16, 2020 at 04.49 pm
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The fraud came to light when his second wife filed a police complaint against him.

A 23-year-old class 5 dropout from Hyderabad, India, was arrested for posing as a doctor and working in at least 16 private hospitals with fake qualification certificates.

Yedunuri Sandinti Teja Reddy alias Avinash Reddy has also conducted several medical camps and even volunteered with the local police for assisting migrant workers during the pandemic.

However, the 'doctor' ran out of luck on September 10, when his second wife filed a police complaint alleging mental and physical harassment, and accusing Reddy of concealing his first marriage. Police found four earlier FIRs against him for duping people on the pretext of solving land disputes, promises of government and private jobs, criminal intimidation and causing hurt.

It was revealed that he was arrested in 2016 in Bengaluru for impersonating an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and engaging in illegal activities, reported The Indian Express.

Reddy's arrest has thrown light on fake certificate racket as police seized from him certificates of MBBS, BBA and MBA purportedly issued by various educational institutions and universities, reported The Hindu.

"He has basic medical skills which he learnt from other medical practitioners during his internship, and nobody suspected him," Rachkonda Commissioner of Police, Mahesh M Bhagwat, said in a press release.



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