On Friday night, a 48-year-old doctor from Bengaluru’s Rajarajeshwari Nagar is suspected to have killed his mother and sister before attempting to take his own life. Identified as Dr Govind Prakash, a general physician and diabetic specialist, reportedly injected his 75-year-old mother Mookambika and 40-year-old sister Shyamala with a high dose of insulin before injecting himself with the same.
The RR Nagar police, however, have not ruled out the possibility that Shyamala could have injected her mother before injecting herself. The officials have also recovered a suicide note, reportedly written by Govind, at the house of the incident. According to the investigating team of police officers, the note stated that while his mother and sister suffered from migraine attacks and disc prolapses, he, too, had migraines. It also reportedly said that no one was responsible for their deaths. While Mookambika and Shyamala died, Govind was found in an unconscious state and later taken to a private hospital in Bengaluru, where he is currently undergoing treatment. Preliminary investigations indicate that the two women died of insulin overdose. On Saturday morning, Govind’s father, Subbaraya Bharat, found the three lying unconscious in their house and alerted the neighbours. Realising that Govind was still breathing, they rushed him to a nearby private hospital.
Subbaraya told the police that his wife had been suffering from back pains. According to reports, Shyamala was a divorcee, who had been living with the family, while Govind was not yet married. The police suspect that the three could have taken such a drastic measure due to these issues as well as their physical health ailments. The doctor, who had his own clinic in Hampinagar since 1996, had stopped practicing medicine two months ago. Shyamala was an advocate, who, too, was not practicing law.
The bodies of the two women were taken to Victoria hospital for post-mortem.
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