The decomposed body of a 40-year-old AIIMS doctor was found hanging from the ceiling of his rented home in Gautam Nagar in south Delhi’s Hauz Khas area on Friday afternoon, police said. The police received information at 3 PM about fou smell emanating from the house.
“After reaching the spot, a decomposed body of a male was found hanging in a room on the second floor. The room was locked from inside. The deceased was later identified as Mohit Singhla,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Atul Kumar Thakur said.
The police said that the deceased has been identified as 40-year-old Dr Mohit Singhla, who worked in the pediatrics department of AIIMS-Delhi. The deceased had last reported for work on August 11.
He was a resident of Panchkula in Haryana and had been residing alone in the room since 2006, police said, adding that the proceeding under Section 174 of the CrPC had been initiated.
Earlier in July, a 25-year-old psychiatrist at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the 10th floor of the doctors’ hostel building. Dr Anurag Kumar was a junior resident with the Department of Psychiatry. He had joined AIIMS in January.
On August 10, a second-year medical student died by suicide after he jumped off the roof of the hostel inside the AIIMS-Delhi campus.