Minutes after she performed a post-mortem at the Jalgaon Civil Hospital on Monday, a woman doctor was allegedly murdered inside the hospital morgue.
The suspect, a man who disposed of unclaimed bodies for the hospital, also cremated the doctor's body after stripping it of its gold ornaments.
Police said Dr Vijaya Chaudhary, 48, had attended a wedding shortly before she went to the hospital to perform a post-mortem.
The suspect, Yuvraj Sable, 30, was also part of the operation.
He saw the doctor wearing gold jewellery and hatched a plot to kill her.
Shortly after the surgery, Sable asked her to come to the morgue, saying there was another post-mortem to be conducted. When the doctor arrived, Sable and another accomplice, Parmandas Bhagwani, fatally assaulted her with a brick.
After removing the gold ornaments that she was wearing, the two men put Dr Chaudhary's body in Bhagwani's ambulance and tried to dispose of it at a crematorium.