Crime and Accident

Attempt to murder case filed against woman doctor

Attempt to murder case filed against woman doctor

Chennai: A Coimbatore-based woman doctor has been booked in a attempt to murder for allegedly trying to kill her 82 year-old father last year.

A CCTV footage of the September 2015 incident purportedly showing a woman tampering with the medical support system of a elderly man after allegedly getting his thumb impression in some documents has gone viral on social media.

She is then seen swiftly moving out after the hospital staff came to the room.

A case under different sections of IPC — 307 (attempt to murder), extortion and trespass has been filed against the doctor, police said today.

The case was filed after a complaint against the woman by her Chennai-based brother, at whose hospital the father was admitted to.

The elderly man passed away a few days after the incident.

The woman doctor’s brother has also moved the Tamil Nadu State Medical Council, seeking disqualification of his sister as a medical professional.

Council Vice-President J A Jayalal said that some enquiries have been held already and the woman doctor has sought time to respond.

“It is a family issue. The allegation (by the complainant) is that she was trying to intimidate (her father) and attempted to do some mischief. Her brother has submitted the video footage,” he told PTI.

However, the veracity of the video needs to be ascertained and it needs more expert scrutiny, Jayalal said.

“Overall it looks like getting some (thumb) impression (on documents). Somebody is in death bed and you cannot force someone to (sign papers),” he said, adding the Council will hold detailed enquiries into the matter.