The curious case of medical negligence

31 July, 2014

On December 17, 2013, the death of a 27-year-old woman, allegedly caused by medical negligence during a gynecological procedure at a hospital in Nungambakkam, created a furor, with the woman’s relatives demanding the arrest of the doctor. The clinic downed its shutters much to the ire of the victim’s kin. The police registered a case under section 174 (suspicious death) of CrPC.