NEW DELHI: A 26-year-old radiology intern was found dead today with his throat slit at the St. Stephen's hospital in the Tis Hazari area here, with the police suspecting he might have been killed by a colleague.
The body of Sashwat Pandey, a resident of Allahabad, was found lying this morning in the retiring room of doctors adjacent to the duty room at the hospital, they said.
"His throat was found slit with a surgical blade. As per the preliminary investigation, the suspect appears to be a fellow doctor and an acquaintance of the deceased," a senior police official said.
Forensic officials and the crime team are investigating the incident, he said.
Meanwhile, the interns at the hospital today protested the killing and threatened to go on strike.
"All the interns lodged protest and threatened to go on strike, if action was not taken. The institute's director tried to pacify them. He told them that they should not do anything that would affect the patient care.
"He (director) also told them the case is being probed. We are also waiting to get more information on the case," a senior official of the hospital said.
Police said the victim's mother, after learning of the incident, suffered a heart attack and was admitted to the St Stephen's Hospital.
They said Pandey and the suspect had some nagging issues, about which the hospital authorities had lodged a complaint with the police