Rawalpindi-A 3-year-old boy was disabled after he was administered an injection allegedly by a quack at a private clinic on Chakri Road.

The victim child was identified as Abdullah, son of Zain Ullah, sources said.

Reportedly, a cop, who is said to be brother of the quack, threatened father of the victim child not to go to police or else he will implicate him in a terrorism case. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Saddar ordered inquiry against the cop on complaint of Zain Ullah, the sources added.

According to the sources, Zain Ullah lodged a complaint with the DSP Saddar stating that his son was suffering from fever. He mentioned that he took his son to a private clinic on Chakri Road where a quack, Qasim Ali, examined his son and administered him an injection.

Soon after the injection, condition of Abdullah started deteriorating on which he rushed the child to Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFIRM) for check up. He told the police that Ali, who is resident of Mareer Hassan, shut his clinic and went into hide after the incidence.

He told the DSP that doctors at the AFIRM examined the boy and declared that he had got disabled due to wrong injection. He added that he approached police station Saddar Bairooni for legal action against the quack on which a policeman phoned him and threatened not to involve the police in the matter otherwise he would implicate him in a terrorism case.

The victim’s father appealed to the DSP to initiate legal action against the quack and the cop.

The DSP marked the complaint to SHO PS Saddar Bairooni Malik Rafqat ordering him to solve the matter on merit and initiate legal action against the accused. When contacted, the SHO said that he had referred the matter to SI Faizan for investigation.

He said that the police would present the child before a medical board at District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital for examination. “If the board confirms that the child had been disabled due to wrong injection, the police will register case against the quack,” he said.

Meanwhile, Zain Ullah also dispatched his complaints to Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shehbaz Sharif and Chief Executive Officer Health Dr M Sohail Chaudhry for action against the quack and the cop.