28-yr-old doctor found dead at residence in Shahdara
NEW DELHI: A 28-year-old doctor from Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital was found dead at his rented accommodation in north east Delhi's Shahdara district on Wednesday.
The body of Dr Sharath Prabhu was discovered by his two roommates, who took him to the hospital and later informed the police.
At the hospital, doctors declared him brought dead.
Prabhu was a native of Coimabatore in Tamil Nadu and was in the first year of a postgraduate course in medicine at the University College of Medical Sciences, associated with Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital and affiliated to Delhi University.
Police said he was found unconscious outside the washroom of his apartment in Shahdara around 7 am by his roommates, who also told police that some syringes were found near his body.
Delhi Police have sent the syringes for forensic examination.
No suicide note has been found and cops are waiting for the forensic report to get a clear picture of what actually happened.
"It would be a bit too early to comment on the contents of the injection. We are waiting for the report from the Central Forensic Science Laboratory, and the post-mortem report, so that we can reach a definite conclusion. We have informed his family," said DCP (Shahdara) Nupur Prasad.
Police have also taken the statements of Prabhu's roommates, who told police that all three of them had dinner together on Tuesday night.
Sources said that the contents of the injection were insulin and potassium, but anything specific would be ascertained only after the forensic report comes out.
"After the contents of the injection are verified we will take doctors opinion to know if it could have been fatal," said a police officer, requesting anonymity.
Prabhu had been staying in Delhi since May 2017 and police said that some of his colleagues would also be questioned to get some clues about his mental status and whether he showed signs of depression.