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Wonder Kid Budhia taken to Hospital for check up

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Bhubaneswar, May 05 (UNI) Wonder kid Budhia Singh, who recently entered the Limca Book of Records by running a distance of 65 kms in seven hours two minutes, was today produced before a team of doctors for a medical check up.

A team of police officials, accompanied by the officials of the Khurda District Child Welfare Department, picked up the child prodigy from the Judo Association Office and took him to the Capital Hospital for check up following allegation of his over exploitation by coach cum mentor Biranchi Das.

Hospital sources said the boy was examined on the direction of the Khurda District Child Welfare Department to ascertain his health condition after he completed a long marathon of 65 kms from Puri to Bhubaneswar on May 2 last under the patronage of the CRPF Centre here.

Mr Biranchi Das initially objected to the medical check up by the Police stating Budhia had already been checked up by the medicos on completion of his marathon race.

But the Police, Mr Das said, whisked away the boy on the plea that they have recieved the order from the Child Welfare Department to produce Budhia Singh for a medical check up.

Budhia, who felt panicky after being piked up by the police in the Jeep, later cooperated with the team of Doctors who examined him thoroughly.

The team which included a cardiologist, a pediatrician and a sports medicine specialist from Kolkata, conducted several tests on Budhia Singh to determine his blood pressure, age,heart condition and over all body strength.

Capital Hospital sources said the team would submit its report within a couple of days which would be forwarded to the Khurda District Child Welfare Department for necessary action.

The Child Welfare Department had in the past taken strong exception to the way the child was exposed to long marathon and initiated proceedings against his coach Biranchi Das for allegedly exploiting him.

Mr Das, however, has taken strong exception the way he and Budhia were forcibly taken to the hospital for check up and later left at the hospital after the medical examination.

He claimed that Orissa High court has stayed the proceedings of the Child Welfare Department against him but the Police officials and the Child Welfare Department officials did not pay any heed to the court's order.

Mr Das threatened that he would move a contempt case against the Police and the government officials for violating the High court direction.

UNI DP KK RN 1741

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