Doctor allegedly murders patient over revenge

Jammu and Kashmir

SRINAGAR, MARCH 18: Kashmir police today accused a doctor of Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital (SMHS) of attempt-to-murder an unconscious patient.

The doctor had allegedly disconnected her oxygen supply. A female patient was admitted to the emergency ward of the hospital after an operation, when the accused allegedly removed her oxygen mask.

“We have filed a case under the Section 307 (attempt to murder) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy) against an accused doctor of the SMHS after receiving a complaint from a patient’s family member,” said Karan Nagar SHO Parvaiz Ahmad.Doctors had removed hernia of the patient and had shifted her to the emergency ward in an unconscious condition, officials said.

However, suddenly a doctor appeared in the ward and removed the oxygen mask, they said. Preliminary inquiry suggests that rivalry between two doctors was the cause of the incident. “Two doctors had a fight a week ago in the hospital and one of them today came to the ward to kill other doctor’s patient,” hospital sources said.SMHS Head Kaisar Ahmad has initiated a probe against the incident.

“I have taken cognizance of the incident and formed a high level committee to unravel the truth,” he said.