HASSAN: Dr Hemalatha, the district surveillance officer attached to the Department of District Health and Family Welfare [DHO] died under the mysterious circumstances at her residence in Hassan on Sunday.
Sources close to her family said that the deceased took tablets for headache and went to the bed at 11am on Saturday night. The incident came to light when she didn’t wake up till 8pm on Sunday. Dr Shivakumar shifted her to a government hospital in Hassan.
Another sources said that Dr Hemalatha collapsed due to the low blood pressure while getting ready to go out with her son on Sunday morning. Dr Hemalatha and Dr Shivakumar were living in their own house at Vidyanagar extension Hassan since five years. Sources said that the couple allegedly quarrelled often over family and money matters. Unconfirmed sources said that the couple were under pressure as they were yet to clear dues to the contractor who constructed their house five years ago. Chief Executive Officer of Zilla Panchayat Anjan Kumar and Additional Deputy Commissioner Gopalakrishna visited the hospital to pay the last respects.