Lady doctor's body found in hospital room

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The body of a 28yearold woman doctor was found inside a room of Maharaja Agrasen Hospital in west Delhis Punjabi Bagh area early on Sunday morning, police said

New Delhi: The body of a 28-year-old woman doctor was found inside a room of Maharaja Agrasen Hospital in west Delhi's Punjabi Bagh area early on Sunday morning, police said.

On being informed about the body at 5.50 am, police officials went to the spot and found it inside the doctor's cabin of the Neurology ICU in the first floor of the building, Deputy Commissioner of Police (west) Monika Bhardwaj said.

A syringe was found lying on the floor near the body of Astha Munjal who worked in the Neurology Department. The door was locked from inside and was forcibly opened by guards early morning, the officer said.

Investigations revealed that the syringe was jabbed on the left arm. Her bag and mobile phone were found near the body, the DCP said, adding Munjal was married to Dr Udai Dhingra of Guru Teg Bahadur hospital in Shadara.

In the CCTV camera of the hospital, Munjal was seen working till 12.15 am after which she entered the doctor's cabin at 12.18 am. The cabin door was knocked upon by someone at 4.30 am and later broke open by guards at 5.15 am, the officer said.

Munjal's parents and the Sub Divisional Magistrate have been informed about the incident and further investigation was underway, she said.

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