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Youth dies of snake bite

A Chief Medical officer (CMO) and three other employees of the health department have been booked for negligence after a youth bitten by snake died allegedly due to lack of treatment, police said today.

FIR was lodged yesterday against CMO, Dr PK Singh, Dr Ramanand, Siddharth and Dr V K Gupta at city police station under various section of IPC including 304A (causing death by negligence) and 120 b (criminal conspiracy), they said.

The family alleged that on August 9 after being bitten by a snake, Sudama was rushed to the district hospital, where doctors did not treat him.