Dr Navanil Barua
Dr Navanil Barua (left)

Hours after his arrest on Sunday on charges of helping model Rajkanya Baruah to avoid police investigation, Guwahati-based neurosurgeon Dr. Navanil Barua got bail.

Dispur police on Friday afternoon arrested Dr. Barua under sections 201, 212 and 120 (B) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) after three-day marathon interrogation.

The police also quizzed the neurosurgeon on Friday as well on Saturday in connection with the case.

Also read: Assam: Guwahati-based neurosurgeon Dr Navanil Barua arrested in Rajkanya Baruah case

Dr. Barua allegedly admitted the former Miss India finalist to the hospital on October 3 by signing a “false medical certificate” about a head injury.

Rajkanya Baruah, the 29-year-old model, had skipped police interrogation citing that certificate.

The Kamrup (M) Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court in Guwahati on Friday sent model Rajkanya to 14-day judicial custody.

The Assam police on Wednesday re-arrested Rajkanya, who was granted bail within 24 hours of knocking down 8 PWD workers with her car on GS Road in Guwahati on October 2.

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