It was an impressive resume. At just 23-years-old, Dr. Veeragandham Teja had already worked in 16 private hospitals, conducted several medical camps, and had volunteered with Bengaluru police and local migrant workers during the pandemic. Too bad he was a 5th-grade dropout with literally no medical training or education.Teja had scammed them all and had been working as a doctor for over four years when his luck finally ran out. It was a double whammy that got him in the end: his second wife filed mental and physical harassment against him which led to a police investigation. All it took was a bit of digging and police uncovered a web of lies going back over a decade including false degrees, certificates, and several aliases.
Their conclusion was that Teja’s career and pretty much his entire life was one big lie. Investigators also found that while some documents claim Teja was only 23-years-old, in reality, is much older. Their report mentions that he had treated numerous patients during his 4-year-long medical career, including Covid-19 patients.
Source: Indian Express