Fatehgarh Sahib: An inmate of a civil hospital’s drug de-addiction centre was found dead under mysterious circumstances, police said.was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his room in the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment for alcohol abuse on March 10, they said, adding a police team reached the hospital after receiving information.
The incident occurred when his father had gone to the hospital’s canteen, at around 11 am, to arrange for tea and breakfast. He found the door of the victim’s room locked when he returned, police said.
When no one opened the door after repeated knocking, the hospital staff broke it. They found the victim’s body hanging from the fan, police said, adding Singh was declared brought by doctors of the hospital’s emergency ward.
Hospital staff said Singh had come to the centre for a check-up in the first week of March. He was diagnosed as a “high risk” case, police said.
Two of his family members were with him but he allegedly committed suicide when they went to the canteen, they said.
Fatehgarh Sahib Civil Surgeon Harinder Kaur said an inquiry will be conducted and action will be taken if anyone from the health department was found guilty.
Police said the case is being investigated and people, including hospital staff, are being questioned.