Apollo doctor commits suicide

Updated on May 30, 2007 03:44 AM IST
A one-line suicide note found from his possession said nobody was responsible for his death.
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PTI | By, New Delhi

A senior doctor in prestigious Indraprastha Apollo hospital in the Capital has allegedly committed suicide by swallowing some poisonous substance in his office, police said on Tuesday.

Forty-year-old Umesh Chandra Sharma was the head of the emergency medicine department of the premier hospital in south Delhi.

A distinguished clinician and an alumni of the Armed Forces Medical College, Sharma was found unconscious in his office on Tuesday morning by his colleagues.

According to his friends, he had complained of stomach pain on Monday after which, he was admitted to the Apollo hospital. Sharma was discharged early on Tuesday morning.

He, however, turned up for duty at around 6 am. Later, he was found unconscious in his office, police said. A one-line suicide note found from his possession said nobody was responsible for his death.

Sharma had re-joined the hospital as Head of Department, Emergency Medicine, in May last year after he had left it for pursuing higher studies. He had worked in the hospital for close to eight years.

Sharma obtained a degree in emergency medicine from the UK and a diploma in cardiology from Georgia. Police are yet to ascertain reasons for the extreme step. "We are speaking to his family members and friends to know why he did this," a senior police official said.

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