A businessman in India died of severe bleeding after he attended an illegal health facility for tooth extraction. The man who approached a quack's facility to get his tooth extracted was treated by the latter's wife, reports said.

The tragic incident happened in Malkangiri, a city in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, after the victim, Tapan Pal, went to meet the unauthorized practitioner, Rabindranath Biswas, with complaints of a toothache, news outlet The New Indian Express reported Sunday.

When Pal reached the facility, Biswas was not available, and he was attended to by the latter's wife, identified by her first name Basanti. Soon after the tooth extraction, Pal developed excessive bleeding and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced brought dead, the report said.

After Pal's death, both Biswas and Basanti fled the town and the cops are searching for them. Meanwhile, the medical qualifications of the couple remain unclear.

Pal's family complained that although the patient was diabetic and suffered from high blood pressure, Basanti did not conduct any tests on him to determine if he was fit for the procedure. "This is the reason he became critical and started bleeding," Pal's nephew Ashish said, as per the outlet.

Meanwhile, police said they are investigating the incident and will arrest the accused who are on the run. "We will take action against the couple. We are looking for them and awaiting the post-mortem report and other details," a senior investigating officer Subhendu Kumar Patro said, Times Now News reported.

In a similar case of medical treatment conducted by quack practitioners, a 34-year-old woman died in India in April after she was administered fake IVF treatment by a couple, who claimed to be doctors. The suspects, Vani and Manjunath, from the southern Indian state of Karnataka, were arrested after the victim, Mamatha, died from developing several ailments following the fake treatment.

The couple extracted money from the victim and her husband, convincing them that Mamatha was pregnant through their treatment. However, a medical examination revealed that the victim was not pregnant and had developed kidney, heart, brain, and uterus complications from the fake IVF treatment.

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