Doctor poisons 4-yr-old daughters
A gynecologist allegedly poisoned her four-year-old twins and then tried to kill herself at a hotel in Pitampura, Northwest Delhi, on Thursday.delhi Updated: Jul 03, 2009 00:51 IST
A gynecologist allegedly poisoned her four-year-old twins and then tried to kill herself at a hotel in Pitampura, Northwest Delhi, on Thursday.
While the daughters died, the woman is in critical condition at Max Hospital.
The police said she took the extreme step after a fight with her husband over opening of a private nursing home.
Dr. Rupa Kopari Singh and her twins Tanya and Twinkle were found unconscious on the bed in room number 601 of City Park Hotel in Pitampura after the hotel staff broke open the doors around 9:00 pm on Wednesday.
The police found four used and two unused syringes and injections in the room.
The three were rushed to Max where the daughters were pronounced dead while Rupa, a gynecologist working with Ambedkar Hospital in Rohini, is battling for her life.
Rupa has been married to Dr. Rajiv Ranjan Singh for over six years. They were staying at a rented apartment in Rohini Sector-11 for the last two years.
Singh is a surgeon at Raja Harishchandra hospital at Narela in northwest Delhi.
Praveen Kumar Roy, manager at City Park Hotel said: "Rupa and her daughters checked into our hotel around 5:30 pm on Wednesday. She said she works as a doctor with Border Security Force (BSF) and would be flying with her daughters to Ahmedabad on Thursday morning. She needed a room to stay overnight."
Roy said she booked a taxicab and went to a store in the same area, where she purchased some toys. Then she went to a medical store and bought some syringes.
"I got two calls and the callers informed me that the occupants of room number 601 needed medical help. I went to the room with some hotel staff and knocked on the door. There was no response. I then called the police," said Roy.
The police then rushed the three to Max Hospital.
The police said Rupa apparently called her husband and told him that she would end her life and then disconnected the phone. It was the husband who called the hotel staff.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (northwest Delhi) Brahm Singh said investigations suggested she had a tiff with her husband over opening of a private nursing home.
"She might have injected poison to her daughters before giving herself the same shots. She is battling for her life," the DCP said.
"But we cannot say substantially anything before we record her official statement. No suicide note was recovered. We have registered a case at the Maurya Enclave police station and a sub-divisional magistrate is also probing the matter," he said.