Arrested house surgeon spills the beans on rampant drug use by Thrissur medical students

Arrested house surgeon spills the beans on rampant drug use by Thrissur medical students

Thrissur: A day after a house surgeon was held at the Thrissur Government Medical College with drugs, more details have emerged on the police action and the revelations made by the accused.

The city shadow police had been carrying out checks at the medical college and its vicinity for several days. Their attempt was to know who was peddling drugs and who were all using it. The police also deployed 'spies' at the hostels.

The crackdown followed alerts to City Police Commissioner R Aditya that drug use was rampant in and around the medical college. The police were even urged by some to take action so that the lives and career of medical students are not jeopardised.

The revelation that medical students, who are well aware of the effects of drug abuse were using drugs, stunned even the police.

Police enter hostel in the wee hours

The shadow police obtained crucial information after 2am about drugs being used at the hotel. The cops received a message that they could nab the user if they were to hurry. The police team rushed into the hostel by 3am. They found Kozhikode native Aquil Mohammed Hussain, a house surgeon, in the room. He has 15 days more of duty as a house surgeon and after that he would have completed his MBBS studies.

Hussain's admission

As soon as police caught Hussain, they started questioning him. He revealed at least 15 college-mates were regularly using drugs and also gave five names. He also disclosed that he had been using drugs for the past three years and attempts to quit failed.

Hussain revealed that he used to go to the hostel to take drugs even while on duty at the medical college hospital, according to the police. He reportedly started using drugs initially to feel 'energetic' while working without any sleep. Later, he became addicted to it. Though he tried to quit several times, the attempts went in vain. During the police questioning, Hussain said that he suffered from several physical problems if he didn't take drugs.

Both his parents are abroad and he enjoyed the 'freedom' of staying in a hostel. As it is a private hostel, there are no wardens either.

More checks likely

The police have directed to regulate the entry of unknown people at the hostel. More checks will be conducted in the coming days. The call records of Hussain are being checked. The police are also checking the names and details of those who regularly call him.

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