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Treatment records hold key to probe

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Lucknow, February 26, 2013
First Published: 11:55 IST(26/2/2013) | Last Updated: 11:58 IST(26/2/2013)

Was Ritu Kapoor given insulin overdose outside the hospital or was she injected the dose in the hospital itself? The answer to this question clubbed with the motive behind the murder would help cops decide whether her husband, Dr Avadh Kapoor, was really involved in the case or not.

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Having ascertained that Ritu died of insulin overdose, cops are now looking for some clinching evidences to nail the guilty. This is apparently the 67th case of insulin-induced death registered in the world.

The task is difficult, as cops need to zero in on the time when the overdose was actually given. This can throw more light on the case in the court and could make a strong case against Dr Kapoor, who is an accused in the case. Ritu’s sister, Neeta Khanna, had lodged a complaint with the Hazratganj police, accusing him of killing his wife for property.

During their probe on Monday, police started reviewing treatment history and documents from the Krishna Medical Centre (KMC). “We need to make sure when the overdose was actually injected. Treatment records will help us find the answer to this,” said Dinesh Yadav, circle officer, Hazratganj.

The statement of the doctor, nurses and other hospital staff attending Ritu, when she was brought to KMC on May 23, 2012, would be taken again.

Investigating officer KK Mishra also tried to look for Dr Avadh Kapoor, but in vain. “I went to his house but found that Dr Kapoor’s brother was living there. I will contact Dr Kapoor again,” said Mishra.

“We are going through each and every thing associated with her treatment. What medicines she was given and who all came to her during treatment. Each aspect will be probed thoroughly,” said Yadav. As Ritu was pregnant when she died, the names of medicines given to her will be important to ascertain the ploy, he added.


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