The Kerala High Court on Wednesday slammed the government and the police at a special sitting after hearing the news of the gruesome murder of a 22-year-old woman house surgeon while on duty.
Angered by the murder of Vandana Das when she was stabbed to death by a patient, who was brought to a hospital in Kottarakara around 4 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the court asked the police chief to appear online before the court on Thursday morning with a full report.
The incident occurred when a 42-year-old suspended school teacher and alleged drug addict Sandeep was brought to the hospital around 4 a.m. by the police after he created a ruckus in his house.
A medical official said Sandeep picked up a surgical blade and attacked Vandana Das multiple times when she was attending to him.
"She was given emergency treatment and shifted to a premier hospital in the capital city. Despite the best efforts, her life could not be saved," said a senior Indian Medical Association office-bearer.
Soon after the incident the medical professionals in both the private and government sectors called for a 24 hour strike and only attended to emergency services.
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