A 27-year-old postgraduate student of radiology was found dead on Saturday in his car at the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital, police said.
The police said they were probing if Dr Prakash P took his own life as a syringe was found injected into his hand.
Hospital authorities said a guard saw a silver Swift with its headlights on in the parking lot of the Postgraduate IMR complex near a branch of the Bank of Baroda at around 7 am. When the guard went to inspect it, he saw Dr Prakash in the driver’s seat.
“In his right hand was a syringe injected into his left forearm. His lab coat and a bag were on the car’s back seat,” said a guard who works at the hospital.
The hospital authorities said the guard informed his supervisor and called the Police Control Room (PCR).
After the police reached the spot and informed the hospital authorities, a medical team took the body to the hospital, where Dr Prakash was declared brought dead, said V Sinha, the hospital’s public relations officer.
The hospital authorities said Dr Prakash lived in Gautam Nagar and was a first-year postgraduate student of radiology. He had joined the programme a month ago. Dr Prakash had also qualified for the postgraduate programme in medicine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), but joined the RML Hospital after qualifying for the radiology programme.
“If he committed suicide, then we are yet to establish the motive for it. But initial investigations indicate that Dr Prakash was depressed over some personal issue,” a police officer said.
“We have begun inquest proceedings and sent the syringe for forensic examination. Three vials found in the car contained drugs used for anaesthesia. The doctor’s family has been informed,” DCP (New Delhi) Vijay Singh said.