Kolkata: A fake doctor was arrested in Sonarpur after the woman he was treating for quite some time fell sick and had to be admitted to a private nursing home.Locals beat him up and handed him over to the police. Rakesh Mondol, the fake doctor, admitted that he only has a diploma in pharmacy, which he obtained after becoming a graduate in Arts.Roma Halder, a resident of Adarshapalli in Sonarpur, was diagnosed with a tumour on the breast. She visited Mondol six months ago and had been under his treatment since then. Mondol was treating her with homeopathic medicines. The problem cropped up when Haldrer felt sick. She complained of acute pain and was taken to Mondol’s chamber. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedMondol administered five bottles of saline on her in two days.Halder’s conditions deteriorated on Tuesday evening after the fifth bottle was administered. She was taken to a private nursing home in Kolkata, after she felt critically ill. Locals became suspicious after Halder was admitted to the hospital.They went to Mondol’s chamber and asked him to show his certificates. Mondol initially refused to furnish his certificates but succumbed to the pressure. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPHe confessed that he had given a false registration number on the writing pad, which was used for prescribing medicines.Though he did not have any degree, he picked up treating patients because of his interest in medicine and experience.Locals ransacked his chamber and handed him over to the police. They have demanded exemplary punishment.Halder’s mother said they were deceived by his acting. He is well-behaved and assured to cure her daughter. Initially, Halder showed signs of improvement but gradually deteriorated and finally had to be admittedto a hospital.”The doctor was treating her for the past six months. We could have taken her to a genuine doctor had he confessed to us before. But he went on treating her without any knowledge of treating a tumour,” said Halder’s mother.