HYDERABAD: In a bizarre incident, a doctor, whose wrong medication led to the death of a person, carried the body of the victim on his two-wheeler and tried to set it ablaze in a bid to destroy the evidence against him.
The shocking incident took place in Shamshabad on the outskirts of the city. But the plans of Salman, the doctor, went wrong as locals caught him red-handed while attempting to set the body on fire.
The deceased, Nayimuddin (45), was a resident of Falaknuma and was working at a local pan shop. He was a regular client of Salman, a registered medical practitioner (RMP), who ran a clinic in Shamshabad. As he was suffering from back pain and some other ailments, Nayimuddin approached Salman.
“It is learnt that the injection that Salman administered to Nayimuddin was overdose,” said RGIA inspector T Sudhakar.
“Nayimuddin developed complications and fell unconscious. Minutes after being administered the injection, the patient died in the clinic itself. However, the RMP took the dead body on his bike to an isolated place at Shatamrai locality and tried to burn it after pouring petrol over it,” the inspector said.
As the doctor set the body on fire, residents of the locality noticed thick smoke and foul smell spreading in the area. Some people rushed to the spot and found the body burning. They caught Salman who was trying to escape and alerted RGIA police. Police rushed to the spot and arrested the doctor. They recovered the partially burnt body, which was shifted to Osmania mortuary for postmortem.
It is learnt that the RMP was scared about the consequences as the victim died due to wrong medication.
The RGIA police registered a case against the doctor and investigation is on.