Irked by the death of his pregnant wife due to alleged negligence during operation by a woman surgeon at the government medical college hospital,husband murdered the doctor at her clinic,police said.
They said the six-month pregnant woman was brought to the clinic in a serious condition on December 30 after she complained of stomach pain. She was taken to another hospital due to complications,but died en-route.
The husband,angered by his wife’s death,went to the clinic around 10.30 pm on January 2 and hacked the doctor to death while his three accomplices waited outside,police said.
All the four were arrested soon after as doctors from government and private hospitals staged a protest yesterday,they said.
The Tamil Nadu Government Doctors Association (TNGDA) has announced a state-wide strike today,while the state branch of Indian Medical Association has called for it tomorrow. Both associations said emergency medical services would not be disrupted.