Chennai: As her old, frail father lay in the Intensive Care Unit of a Chennai hospital, his daughter, a medically trained doctor, is recorded on security cameras entering the room. Then she pulls out the intravenous drip injecting crucial medicines directly into his veins.
- Woman doctor recorded by hospital's security cameras
- She removed father's IV line, made him sign papers: cops
- Footage released by woman's brother who owns the hospital
The 82-year-old patient, a former doctor being treated for heart problem, survived what the police describe as attempted murder. He died of natural causes two months later, in November.
The footage given to the police shows the woman, Dr M Jayasudha, entering the room with her two sons. She asks the three nurses to give her some privacy with the patient. She then produces documents believed to be property related that her son pulls out from under his shirt. Her father reportedly signed one page under threat and the daughter also forcibly obtains his thumb impression, according to investigators.
Then, the woman unscrews the drip and tucks the disconnected line under her father's bed, says the police.
The hospital is owned by the woman's brother - Dr R Jayaprakash who released the video and reported the matter to the police and the Indian Medical Council for action.
Inspector Thiyagarajan who investigated the case said, "We've filed a case of attempt to murder, extortion and trespass. We will soon file the charge sheet".