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Somatirtha Purohit

More skeletons are tumbling out of the closet as the investigation into the cheating cases involving matric fail fake doctor Bidhu Prakash Swain alias Ramesh Swain, who has been accused of defrauding women from his multiple marriages, deepens. 

OTV unearthed a secret chamber in the basement of a clinic at Swain’s Kamakhyanagar residence in Dhenkanal district on Wednesday.

Swain, who posed himself as a renowned doctor in the area, had kept an X-Ray machine (with equipments) in the underground basement and a motorbike with damaged registration plate in the parking area of the house.

Caretaker of the clinic, Nrushingha Rout spilled the beans about the secret chamber which has been carved out in the basement.

Sources said Swain used the secret chamber as a hideout and seldom used it for any medical purpose. The medical equipments were kept to dodge surveillance and mislead law enforcement agencies.

“Earlier, I used to take X-Ray photo of the patients. However, the doctor stopped coming here since 2010,” claimed Rout.

Asked if he was aware of the doctor’s criminal activities, Rout said, “I know nothing about his crimes. I am employed here as just a caretaker.”

Earlier today, the Commissionerate Police arrested Rashmita Beura, sister of the fake doctor. Rashmita was arrested after a special squad found evidence of her involvement in the matrimonial fraud committed by his brother during questioning.

As per reports, custodial remand for 7 more days has been sought by police to investigate further as around 15 complaints have been lodged against Swain so far.

The Commissionerate Police had earlier revealed that Swain had first married a woman way back in 1982. He married another woman in 2002 and has a total of five children from his first two wives. 

Between 2002 and 2019, Swain started to target single middle age women after obtaining their profile on Matrimonial websites. Swain was arrested by the Hyderabad Special Task Force for allegedly duping several unemployed youths and MBBS aspirants to the tune of Rs 2 crore in 2011.

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