Doctor calls press conference to declare he is alive

Updated: Nov 18, 2016, 17:45 IST | mid-day online correspondent

An Indian doctor R.B Sinha from Bihar recently called a press conference to declare he is alive after rumours claimed he died of heart attack following a tax raid that unearthed 6 crore of illegal cash

Doctor calls press conference to declare he is aliveDr. R.B Sinha

An Indian doctor R.B Sinha from Bihar recently called a press conference to declare he is alive after rumours claimed he died of heart attack following a tax raid that unearthed 6 crore of illegal cash.

"I am healthy and alive and there was no income tax raid on my residence," he said. The rumours emerged after the government announced demonetisation.

Dr RB Sinha told BBC that the rumours he died of a heart attack spread after an incorrect report of a tax raid on him, "My reputation was in tatters."

On Tuesday local media said an income tax raid on Dr Sinha's home in the district of Chhapra in Bihar state yielded 60 million rupees in illegal cash.

"This was entirely incorrect. A local channel even sent their reporter and cameraman outside my house and shot some footage. Then the news spread like wildfire on social media and WhatsApp," he told BBC.

"Things became worse when rumours started floating in the district that I had died of a heart attack following the raid.

"So I held a press conference at my clinic on Tuesday to declare that I am healthy and alive and there was no income tax raid on my residence."

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