Doctor found dead in RML hospital premises
A 26-year-old doctor, who was pursuing post graduation in Radiology at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia hospital in New Delhi, was found dead inside his car at the parking lot of the PG men’s hostel in the hospital premises on Saturday morning.
The deceased doctor has been identified as Prakash P, a resident of Annamalai Ammal area in Chennai. He had qualified for post graduation in medicines at AIIMS last year. He left AIIMS and joined RML around two months ago after scoring better at the all India level examination and securing a seat at the radiology department. He stayed at a rented accommodation in South Delhi’s Gautam Nagar, said a police official.
Prima Facie, it looks like a case of suicide. A syringe and a dosage of anaesthetic ‘propofol vial’ were recovered from near his body. It is suspected that an overdose of the medicine led to his death, said a police official. He further said that while syringe marks were spotted on Prakash’s right arm, his left arm was bent at a degree suggesting that he had pushed a dose in a vein of his right arm himself, sitting inside his grey Maruti Swift car.
“His relatives in Chennai have been informed and the body shall be sent for post mortem once they arrive,” said a police official on Saturday afternoon.
According to the police, Prakash’s body was spotted around 8 am by a duty constable deployed at the hospital, who alerted the Medical Superintendant and other seniors. In no time, the Security Supervisor of the hospital reported the matter to the police. Prakash was rushed to the hospital, where he was declared brought dead and later his body was moved to the mortuary.
The duty constable had first noticed that the headlight of a car parked in the parking lot were on. When he approached nearer, he spotted a person (Prakash), sitting on the driver’s seat. When he went closer, he saw the person on the driver’s seat was lying unconscious and raised an alarm.
Later, a crime team also visited the area and lifted finger prints from the car. After that, the vehicle was taken to the Mandir Marg police station. During investigation, it also emerged that the last number he had dialled was that of a second year post graduate resident at Lady Hardinge Medical College. The concerned person, L Chidambaram, turned out to be Prakash’s friend. He was summoned at the spot to identify Prakash, said a police official.
The police have so far suspected no foul play in the incident. “However, things shall be clearer only once we get to see the post mortem report,” a senior police official added.
According to a source, it also turned up during investigation that Prakash’s family disapproved of his relationship with a woman whom he wanted to marry and that was the reason behind his depression for the past few weeks.