Suffering from altered mentality due to suspected encephalitis, patient jumps from 5th floor of Calcutta Medical College
"The man was admitted here last evening. He was suffering from suspected autoimmune encephalitis syndromes, causing altered mentality
as well as memory decline. He was also having division of thoughts," CMCH superintendent Indranil Biswas said.
"This morning he jumped off the fifth floor after opening a window pane in presence of doctors and nurses there.
He tore a doctor's shirt and pushed him back before jumping off," he added. Mondal was severely injured and was declared dead when taken to the emergency ward, a senior officer of the Bowbazar Police Station said.
An internal committee has been set up by the CMCH to look into the matter, Biswas said. A case has been lodged at the Bowbazar Police Station and Mondal's body has been sent for post-mortem examination, police said.