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Doctors in Patna retrieve mobile phone from prisoner’s stomach

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Patna: Doctors at Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) were able to successfully retrieve a mobile phone from the stomach of a prisoner who had swallowed it on Saturday for fear of being caught during a police raid in Gopalganj prison.

Dr Manish Mandal, Medical Superintendent, IGIMS stated that this was the first time a gadget of this size was retrieved without any surgical interference with the help of an endoscopic machine on Wednesday.

This incident unfolded when the prisoner, Qasair Ali, started to feel pain in his abdomen on Sunday after swallowing his phone for fear of getting caught by jail authorities.

When Jail authorities got to know about this development they rushed him to the hospital where an X-ray revealed the presence of a foreign object in his stomach.

The prisoner was talking on the phone when a team of the jail authorities suddenly arrived for a surprise check inside.

The prisoner swallowed the phone to avoid getting caught as the use of phones is banned in jails.  Later, he informed prison officials of abdominal pain.

Qasair Ali was arrested in 2020 Gopalganj police on the charges of smuggling narcotics near Hajiyapur Village in Bareilly city of Uttar Pradesh. Ali was arrested under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS Act) and is in jail for the last three years.