The police broke open the door and found Sudhanshu lying on a mattress with an intravenous drip in his arm, officials said.
New Delhi: A 30-year-old resident doctor of Safdarjung Hospital was found dead on Tuesday morning in his room at a rented accommodation in Southeast Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar area. The deceased has been identified as Sudhanshu.
“We received the information on Tuesday at around 9.00 am. Police rushed to the spot where one Rudra Nayak (27), the flat-mate of the deceased, said that foul smell was emanating from the room belonging to Sudhanshu,” DCP (Southeast) Chinmoy Biswal said.
The police broke open the door and found Sudhanshu lying on a mattress with an intravenous drip in his arm, officials said. The victim was rushed to the hospital, where he was declared brought dead, Mr Biswal said.
According to police, Sudhanshu and Mr Nayak were staying at the rented accommodation in Lajpat Nagar since May 2018. Mr Nayak told the police that he had gone to his native place at Panaji in Goa on July 19 and returned at around 2.00 am on Tuesday.
“On Tuesday morning at around 8.00 am, when Nayak woke up, he saw Sudhanshu’s room locked from inside and a foul smell emanating from there. He asked the maid about Sudhanshu but she was clueless,” the DCP said.
Later, he called the police at around 9.00 am. Police broke open the door and found the body, the DCP said, adding that no suicide note was recovered from the room.
Sudhanshu, a native of Mughalsarai in UP, was pursuing his post graduation (PG) in anesthesia from Safdarjung Hospital and Mr Nayak is pursuing his PG from LNJP Hospital.
Both Mr Nayak and Sudhanshu’s sister Shwetleen, who lives in Gurgaon, said the victim never mentioned any issue that was bothering him. They claimed that he was not depressed, police said. The post-mortem examination will be conducted on Wednesday, officials said.