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Female doctor held for defrauding people

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 2 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Sunday arrested a female doctor for defrauding people at home and abroad introducing herself as representatives of many national and international organisations, young medical scientist and senior army officer.

A team of RAB-4 held Dr Ishrat Rafique Eshita and her associate Shahidul Islam alias Didar from the capital’s Mirpur area.

The team also seized 300 Yaba tablets, five bottles of foreign alcohol, huge fake certificates and some other things from them.

Commander Khan-daker Al Moin, director (Legal and Media Wing) of the RAB headquarters, briefed this to reporters at the media centre RAB in Kawran Bazar on the day.

He said that Eshita passed MBBS from a private medical college in Mymensingh in 2013 and joined a private hospital at Mirpur in the beginning of 2014. In the same year, she was appointed to a government institution as a doctor on contractual basis. After four months, she was fired from the job on charge of breaching disciplines, he said.

She falsely used to circulate that she was involved in American Sexual Health Association (ASHA), National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC), Global Goodwill Org, USA, Young World Leader for Humanity, Global Peace Chain, Global Human Right Project, Counter Crime Intelligence Organisation, International Police Commission and International Police Organisation, the officer said.

She also circulated that she won the International Inspirational Women Awards-2020 as the best woman medical scientist of the year. She also circulated that she got Global Youth Leadership Award-2019, National Youth Leadership Award-2019, Mayurpangkhi Social Welfare Award-2019, WEDU Rising Star Award-2019, IBAE 2019-Research Achievement Award and some other, he said.

The senior officer of the elite force continued that she published fake thesis papers medical science on website.

According to the officer, Eshita runs an unauthorised organisation named Young World Leaders of Humanity. She used to circulate that the headquarters of the organization is the US’s New York City.  She appointed representatives of the organisation in Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Burundi, the United States, Nigeria, Oman, Saudi Arabia and some other countries in exchange for huge amount of money.

The representatives arranged meetings and seminars under the banner of the organization and gave awards to many people in exchange for money. They paid a lion’s share of the money to Eshita.

On June 30, 2019, award giving ceremony was arranged in Bangladesh. At that time, some 30 people were given Young World Leaders for Humanity Awards.

She introduced herself as brigadier general of Bangladesh Army.

Eshita sometimes made her associate Didar as her boss. He then introduced himself as major general of the army and some other prestigious posts aiming to help to cheat people.

Al Moin said that they came to know that there are some people who helped the doctor to commit malpractices.