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Video of Russian doctor punching patient, who dies, goes viral

A shocking CCTV video that shows a Russian doctor punching a patient, who later dies, goes viral online.

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CCTV footage from the hospital in Belgorod showed the attack. (Source: Youtube)

In a shocking CCTV video that has emerged online, a Russian doctor is seen punching a patient to death in a hospital in Belgorod, 670km from the capital Moscow. The incident is said to happened on December 29, 2015. The story went viral ever since the CCTV footage came to light.

According to media reports, the patient had previously kicked a nurse, after which the doctor punched him in the head, shouting at him. He also hit another patient who tried to stop him.

Watch the video here. (Note: Viewer descretion is advised)

Investigators think it’s a case of “involuntary manslaughter”, according to Russian media. The doctor was fired the next day and faces up to two years of prison.

The doctor has been identified as a surgeon at the hospital, Ilya Zelendinov, and the patient as Yevgeny Bakhtin, 56, a Belgorod resident.