TN: Govt doctor allegedly commits suicide by administering lethal injection
Chennai: A 34-year-old doctor attached to Government Royapettah hospital allegedly committed suicide in a star hotel in Mylapore on Thursday morning by administering himself with a lethal injection.
The deceased was working as a general practitioner at the Government Royapettah Hospital (GRH) for the past three years.
Police sources told UNI that the doctor has left a suicide note stating that no one was responsible for his death.
The incident came to light after his friend, learnt about his whereabouts from the doctor's car driver.
The victim went to the hotel on Wednesday and asked his driver to go home while he stayed in the hotel room. As he did not turn up for work on Thursday, his friend tried to contact him but could not reach him. He then enquired the driver about his whereabouts and went to the hotel.
As soon as he reached there, he was shocked to see that the hotel room was locked from inside and the doctor was not responding. Subsequently, the hotel staff broke open the door and was shocked to see the doctor lying dead on the bed. An empty syringe and glucose bottle were also recovered from the spot.
A suicide note found on the table said that no one was responsible for his death.
On information, a police team from the Royapettah police station led by the inspector Prem Anand recovered the body and sent it to the Government Royapettah Hospital for autopsy. Police have seized the syringe and other medicines from his room for forensic examination to confirm if he died of lethal injection.
The victim is survived by his wife, who is also a doctor, reports DTNext.
Police have registered a case and are investigating.