A 26-year-old junior resident doctor from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was found dead in his apartment in South Delhi’s Gautam Nagar area around 11:30am on Sunday.
Dr. Sarvanan Ganeshan, the deceased, was from Tamil Nadu and had joined the MD course in medicine at the premier institute only a week ago.
“After he did not report for duty today, his colleagues and senior residents from the department started calling him on his phone. As they did not get any response, they approached his neighbours, who found him in his room in a non-responsive condition,” the hospital spokesperson said.
The police and the hospital were informed and the body of the deceased was brought to the emergency department of AIIMS around 3pm. After a medico-legal case was registered, the body was sent to the hospital mortuary, awaiting post-mortem.
“Ganeshan was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his apartment and the post-mortem examination will clarify the cause of the death,” said Nupur Prasad, additional DCP (south).
The parents of the deceased doctor have been informed. They would reach Delhi from Tamil Nadu on Monday morning.
“The AIIMS faculty and the administration is concerned about the incident and will cooperate with the police in its investigations,” the hospital spokesperson said.
A third-year MD student from the same medicine department had committed suicide earlier in March this year and an MBBS student had committed suicide just days after getting into the prestigious institute in August last year.