26-yr-old medico found dead inside St Stephen's Hospital
New Delhi: A 26-year-old Radiology medico was found murdered with his throat slit in his rest room of St Stephen's Hospital on Friday morning.
Police claimed that they are suspecting the role of another fellow doctor cum friend of the deceased but have yet to question him as he was remain untraced. Police have sent the body for postmortem, the report of which is awaited and were in search for the weapon used crime.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Jatin Narwal stated that the deceased, identified as Dr Sashwat Pandey, was found in his retiring room adjacent to duty room. His throat was found slit. The deceased is a native of Allahabad and was associated with the radiology department of the hospital.
Police sources told Millennium Post that the suspect entered the hospital at 12:47 am on Friday and at the room where the incident took place, the accused went inside through his punch card where he killed Pandey with a blunt object possibly a surgical knife and then fled the spot. The room has two doors and an additional lock was put in one door whereas the accused latched another door.
"He came to the hospital in a car which was found by police in Anand Vihar area. We are investigating where he fled as the car was found at the place from where both railway and bus stand is near. The weapon used in the offence was not recovered," a senior police official said. On Friday morning, one helper opened the door of the room where the incident took place and found the body of the deceased who alerted other hospital officials and a PCR call was made.
After the news of the death came out, more than 50 doctors staged a sit in protest at the hospital as they demanded that the culprit should be arrested within 24 hours. Maenwhile,a senior doctor tried to reason with the striking doctors to call off the protest saying that another's death cannot be risked due to the death."If you do not want to work, then please don't work. But the casualty will remain open. We cannot risk any other death. We must look towards the future," said the senior doctor.
The senior police official from the north district reached the spot and the had a word with the hospital staff. The protestors also claimed that the suspect after killing Pande destroyed the punching machine so that no one one can go inside but the police claimed that machine was alright. "So far we are scanning the CCTV footage of entry and exit of the hospital. We will soon make arrest in the case," said a senior police official. A case under Section 302 of IPC has been registered.
Sashwat was regularly harassed by suspect
NEW DELHI: Two days ago when Sashwat met his relatives, he was concerned about his thesis which he had to submit in few days. He had a dream of becoming a good doctor but all was crushed after he was found murdered inside a room in St Stephen's Hospital. The family members and other fellow doctors claimed that the deceased was being regularly harassed by the suspect involved in the case. The family members of the deceased said that his parents had come from Allahabad to meet him but after hearing the news of their son death's, the mother Shalini Pandey was admitted to hospital after she got a chest pain. "In the year 2015, my brother joined the hospital and Wednesday he met us we asked whether the suspect is still harassing him he had said he had been suspended from the hospital," said Vashundhara, cousin of Sashwat.
The protesting doctors claimed that hospital did increased security for them which resulted in the death. A protester requested anonymity stated that there are several attacks on doctors but security did not increase and from a WhatsApp group, the suspect was able to know the duty hours of Sashwat after which he killed him. Police sources stated that the suspect who is involved in the case had long past of violence. He had also harassed the deceased by posting defamatory messages.