No arrests so far in medico murder case
NEW DELHI: Two days after the death of 26-year-old radiology intern Dr Sashwat Pandey, Delhi Police are yet to make any arrests. They had formed several teams and launched a manhunt to nab the accused.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Jatin Narwal stated that they are investigating the case and questioning is going on.
According to police sources, they have got some leads and are working on them. "Search is going on in Delhi and other states to nab the culprit," a senior officer said.
The incident was reported on Friday morning when Pandey was found murdered with his throat slit in his rest room at St Stephen's Hospital.
Police suspect the involvement of another fellow doctor and friend of the deceased, who fled the hospital after the incident. The suspect reportedly entered the hospital at 12.47 am on Friday and went into Pandey's room.
It is believed that the accused used his punch card to enter the room, where he killed Pandey with a sharp object, possibly a surgical knife, and immediately fled.
"He came to the hospital in a car, which was found by policemen in Anand Vihar area. We are investigating where he fled to, as the car was found at a place from where both the railway station and bus stand is nearby," police said.
Police sources stated that the suspect has long past of violent incidents. He had also allegedly harassed the deceased earlier by posting defamatory messages in the hospital's WhatsApp group.
The suspect also brought a knife with him into the hospital, for which he was suspended and sent on leave on 11 July. Several complaints were sent to hospital authorities regarding the violent behaviour of the accused doctor.