Renu Begum, whose hand was hacked off from her wrist by her husband on 5 June midnight to restrain her from joining as a government staff nurse, however assumed charge as a nursing staff with the state health services today.
Sariful, Renu’s husband was ordered jail custody by the court today itself, coincidentally.
Renu of Chinispur village in Ketugram was attacked by her husband Sariful Sheikh alias Sher at her in-law’s place at Kojalsa village. Sariful had hired two miscreants from Murshidabad to assist him in the ‘job’ of chopping down his wife’s wrist with the help of a chopper. Sariful was apprehensive that Renu would desert her forever and marry someone else once she’s allowed to join with the state health services. The youth himself had admitted Renu to the Katwa Sub-Divisional Hospital the next day morning after the violent attack, but had kept the severed body part hidden inside his bedroom with an intention to prevent it getting reattached.
Sariful, his aides have already been booked by the police. Today, the ACJM Court in Katwa ordered 14 days jail custody for Sariful and his aides.
Renu had started practicing to write in her left hand while at the Durgapur hospital bed. She’d also told the visiting state Women’s Commission chairperson Leena Ganguly that she wanted to serve as a staff nurse. The state health services offered her the appointment letter and the chief medical officer of East Burdwan, Dr Pranab Roy accompanied by DM West Burdwan, S Arun Prasad had handed over the letter last week.
Today, Renu joined the services as a Grade 2 staff nurse. “She’ll be serving at my office until any further order from the health department,” said Dr Pranab Roy, the CMOH. Renu described chief minister Mamata Banerjee as ‘Ma’ (mother) after assuming the charge today. She said, “It has been my ambition to become a government staff nurse since my childhood. Today, my dream came true. I’m grateful to Ma chief minister for her cordial consideration that I’m allowed to join with my amputated hand.”