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Indian doctor arrested for trying to burn patient’s body

o-WOMEN-JAIL-facebookPolice in India have arrested a doctor accused of trying to set a patient’s body on fire after he died during treatment for back pain and fever, police said Monday.

Salman Shiekh’s 45-year-old patient became unconscious and died shortly after being given painkillers at a private clinic in the southern city of Hyderabad on Saturday, said senior Hyderabad police officer T.Sudhakar.

“Apparently he was having back pain and fever. As soon as he was given the injections he fell unconscious and died,” Sudhakar told AFP.

Shiekh allegedly took the body on a motorcycle to an isolated location and doused it with petrol. The doctor tried to set the body on fire but was stopped by alarmed locals, Sudhakar said.

The registered doctor, who had treated the victim on previous occasions, is in custody pending the outcome of the police investigation. He faces initial charges of murder and destroying evidence, Sudhakar said.

The body has been sent for an autopsy to establish the cause of death.

The case is the latest highlighting poor health care. Earlier this month at least 14 people in the western state of Maharashtra were left blind in one eye after bungled cataract surgeries.



3 Comments
  • vic

    INDIA IS NO MORE A POPPER COUNTRY. IT IS HIGH TIME PRIME MINISTER MODI SHOULD INTRODUCE NATAIONL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM JUST AS IN ENGLAND FULLY PAID FOR BY THE TAX PAYER IN THE FORM OF NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE AND FREE AT THE POINT OF ENTRY.

    AS AT NOW, THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS ARE A BIG JOKE, THESE HOSPITALS DO NOT HAVE DRUGS AND THE AVAILABLE DRUGS ARE EITHER FAKE OR ARE STOLEN AWAY BY GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL OFFICIALS.

    MR PRIME MINISTER MODI, IT IS HIGH TIME THAT INDIA NEEDS TO DISTINGUISH ITSELF FROM THE WORLD’S RAT RACE, OTHERWISE YOU WILL JUST REMAIN A RAT LEADER OF 2.2 BILLION INDIAN RATS.

    • bobo

      What about Naija?

      • vic

        yes, such be the case in nigeria too. those 419 scammer politicians.

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