Arijit's father had reportedly paid Sarfaraz Uddin Rs 8,000 to take his son from a private nursing home to a hospital in Kolkata. It was alleged that the mechanic didn't know how to use the life support system in the ambulance.
The 26-year-old mechanic was arrested following a complaint by Arijit's father, Ranjit Das at East Jadavpur police station. A complaint was also registered against the ambulance driver and Annapurna Nursing home in Burdwan that had arranged for the ambulance and a doctor and charged them Rs 16,000.
The boy's family was not allowed inside the ambulance and had to hire a car to get to the hospital. "They told us that he was a big doctor and he won't allow any disturbance in the ambulance. We didn't know he wasn't a doctor," Ranjit Das said.
This is not the first such incident in West Bengal. In June last year, seven doctors were arrested from major hospitals in Kolkata for practicing without a legitimate degree.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is also the state's health minister, had passed the Clinical Establishments (Registration, Regulation and Transparency) Bill in 2017 after a crackdown on private hospitals in West Bengal.