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Murder by insulin: Doctor kills ailing mother, sister

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Dec 2, 2018, 5:54 am IST
Updated Dec 2, 2018, 5:54 am IST
The police have identified the deceased as Mookambika 75, and her daughter Shyamala, 40, a lawyer by profession. 
Govind Prakash, a diabetologist, who killed his 75-year-old ailing mother and 40-year-old sister by administering them an overdose of insulin	 (Photo: DC)
 Govind Prakash, a diabetologist, who killed his 75-year-old ailing mother and 40-year-old sister by administering them an overdose of insulin (Photo: DC)

Bengaluru: A 48-year-old diabetologist killed his 75-year-old ailing mother and 40-year-old sister by administering them an overdose of insulin and later attempted suicide by injecting himself the same at their residence in Rajarajeshwari Nagar on Friday night.

The doctor, identified as Govind Prakash, however, survived after he was rushed to a private hospital. But his condition is said to be critical.

 

The police have identified the deceased as Mookambika 75, and her daughter Shyamala, 40, a lawyer by profession. 

On hearing about the incident, the police rushed to Prakash's house in Ideal Homes Layout in Rajrarajeshwari Nagar and found a suicide note penned by the doctor. It stated, "All the three suffered from migraine and disk prolapses and they have decided to end their lives."

The note further read that no one was responsible for their deaths.

The incident came to light on Saturday morning, when Govind's father Subbiah Bhatt, 84, a retired teacher, saw his wife and daughter lying motionless and his son struggling to breathe. He checked his wife and daughter and found dead.

 

Bhatt then sought the help of neighbours and rushed his son to a hospital. The neighbours informed the police, who rushed to the spot and shifted Mookambika and Shyamala to Victoria Hospital where they have declared brought dead.

According to police, Dr Prakash had stopped practicing at hospitals two months ago and was consulting patients on call. His mother and sister were suffering from migraine and disk prolapses, as their hereditary condition, and could not get any relief even after years of treatment.

Shyamala, a divorcee, had also stopped practicing law allegedly due to her suffering.

 

On Friday night after dinner, the trio slept in a room while Bhatt slept in another and took the extreme step. Dr Prakash first administered an overdose of insulin to his mother, then his sister and took the same, the police said.

Dr Prakash has been charged with murder and attempt to suicide. 

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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