The Delhi police have not ruled out homicide in the death of Dr Sharath Prabhu, who was found dead at his residence in the capital on Wednesday. Talking to TNM, a senior official says that the post mortem, which is to be conducted on Thursday, will be the basis for determining the nature of the death.
Sharath, who was pursuing an MD in General Medicine at the University College of Medical Sciences, was allegedly found unconscious on his bathroom floor at a private accommodation at Dilshad Garden area. He hails from Tiruppur district of Tamil Nadu and relatives claim that he had even spoken to them on the phone till 10.30 pm on Tuesday. He had allegedly sounded jovial and had not mentioned any problems that would cause him to take his life.
Sources in the Delhi police tell TNM that two vials of chemical compounds and injections have been recovered from the room of the deceased. They are reportedly identified to be potassium chloride and insulin. In addition to this there was a ‘jab’ on the student’s left hand. But police are waiting for an analysis to be conducted.
“We will conduct the post mortem on Thursday. It was too late for us to do it on Wednesday as we had to wait for the parents of the deceased to arrive,” a senior official told TNM.
Sharath’s two flat mates, Arvind and Karthikeyan, who are also studying at UCMS, were at their residence when Sharath was found lying unconscious. Police have taken their statements.
“What the two men have said has given us a clue about the reason of death. But we don’t want to comment on it till we get the final report,” says the senior official.
Relatives of the deceased, meanwhile, suspect foul play in his death.
“His flat mate called us at around 7.30 am (Wednesday) and said that he had fallen in the bathroom and treatment was underway. When I called him again and asked him to give me the complete details, he told me that Sharath had died,” said Sharath’s uncle, Jayakandhan. “We are completely in the dark about what happened. He was a healthy and bright boy. There is no reason at all for him to have committed suicide,” he adds.