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Doctor Killed By Patient In Kerala’s Kollam

Kerala: 23-year-old doctor was stabbed to death at a hospital in Kottarakkara area of Kollam district in Kerala allegedly by a man, a school teacher.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan
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A doctor treating an injured patient was stabbed to death by the later at the hospital in Kerala’s Kollam on Wednesday, NDTV report said.

The report said 23-year-old doctor was stabbed to death at a hospital in Kottarakkara area of Kollam district in Kerala allegedly by a man, a school teacher under suspension, who was brought there by police after being involved in a fight with his family members.

It added while a wound on the leg of the man—identified as Sandeep—was being dressed by doctor Vandana Das, he suddenly got provoked and attacked everyone standing there using a scissor and scalpel.

The incident occurred during the early hours of Wednesday morning and Das succumbed to her injuries a few hours later.

“The brunt of the attack was borne by the young doctor while the police personnel who accompanied the man were also injured. The doctor was rushed to a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram but could not be saved,” it said.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan condoled the death of the doctor and said the incident was "shocking and extremely painful", it mentioned.

It said both the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Kerala Government Medical Officers' Association (KGMOA) doctors protested across the state against the incident.

It stated that the Kerala State Human Rights Commission, based on media reports of the incident, on its own initiated a case and sought a report within seven days from the District Police Chief of Kollam.
 

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