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AIIMS doctor kills self with injection

The 34-year-old neurologist, Sunil Kumar ends his life by injecting himself with a muscle-relaxing drug, reports Kapil Datta.

delhi Updated: Jul 28, 2007 12:28 IST
Kapil Datta
Kapil Datta
Hindustan Times

A neurosurgery student at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was on Friday found dead at the residence of his brother in Noida, and the police suspect Dr Sunil Kushwaha killed himself with an injection of anaesthesia.

Dr Kushwaha, 34, came to his brother’s residence in Noida’s Sector 24 on Thursday morning possibly to commit suicide, the police said. The doctor knew that there was nobody in the house. Locking the house, his brother had recently left for Aligarh, his new posting.

“He took the keys from neighbours. It seems as soon as he got inside, he injected anaesthesia into his hand. He did not leave a suicide note,” said Amar Nath Gupta, Station Officer, Sector 24.

The police have recovered syringes and empty vials of anaesthesia from a dustbin in the kitchen. “Four vials were recovered and Sunil had emptied two of them into his hand. We have sent the body for post-mortem,” added Gupta.

Authorities at AIIMS tried to contact the doctor after he failed to turn up for a class presentation on Thursday. “He was not in the class and his friends started looking for him. When his wife said she had not seen him since morning, we got worried,” said Dr Shakti Gupta, AIIMS spokesperson.

On Friday, Sunil’s wife Kamna went to Noida to check if he had gone there. “We told her that he had come on Thursday but when he did not open the door, Kamna called for help. Guards were called to help open the door. We found Sunil lying on a bed with blood coming out of his mouth,” said Indu Virmani, a neighbour.

First Published: Jul 27, 2007 16:05 IST