Bhubaneswar, October 12 (LocalWire): A septuagenarian inpatient undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital allegedly committed suicide by jumping off from the third floor of the medicine ward here on Saturday.
The deceased, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, is aged about 75-year-old.
The deceased was destitute and was admitted to the hospital on 7 October at the male destitute ward of the New Medicine Building.
He suddenly broke open the window grill and jumped off.
“The elderly patient’s death occurred at about 1.30 pm today.
Three attendants were doing duty at the special ward when the incident took place.
When the attendants were looking after other inpatients, he all of a sudden jumped from the window and died on the spot,” SCBMCH superintendent CBK Mohanty said.
While the exact cause of the incident is yet to be ascertained, a probe into the incident has been initiated.
A case of unnatural death has been registered at the Mangalabag police station.