Doctors may operate Koda`s fractured hand

Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda after Monday`s assault on him inside jail, might get his fractured hand operated by the doctors.

Updated: Nov 03, 2011, 17:58 PM IST

Ranchi: Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu
Koda, who went on a fast after Monday`s assault on him inside
jail, on Thursday took food on the advice of doctors who might
operate his fractured hand.

"After agreeing to drink milk yesterday, he took solid
food today," Director of the Rajendra Institute of Medical
Sciences Tulsi Mahto told reporters here.

"There is a possibility of an operation on his injured
hand and doctors are deciding the option," he said.

Koda had fractured his right hand below the elbow after
allegedly being beaten up in the Birsa Munda Central Jail
while protesting against the poor quality of food.

While Koda`s FIR at the Sadar police station accused jail
authorities and prison guards of beating him up with batons,
the authorities maintained that he was roughed up by inmates.

In a counter FIR, two prisoners accused Koda and others
of instigating the incident.

Chief Minister Arjun Munda had on Tuesday announced a
probe by a retired district judge. Union Tourism Minister
Subodh Kant Sahay has demanded a judicial probe by a sitting
high court judge.

Koda had from Tuesday refused food till his demands,
including a judicial probe into his assault, was announced.
Senior JMM leader Sudhir Mahto said in Jamshedpur that
Koda was a sitting MP and a former chief minister and the
government should have ordered a probe immediately.