On Friday, a post graduate medical student of the Assam Medical College Hospital (AMCH) in Dibrugarh was killed inside an ICU allegedly by a ward boy.
The body of the student, Dr Sarita Tasniwal, was found this morning with a surgical knife stabbed inside the left side of her neck lying on the bed of the doctor's resting room inside the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), said by the police sources.
Sources said, the nurses of the ICU found Sarita's body at about 8 am after her night duty which lasted from 10 pm on Thursday night to 6 am on Friday.
The doctors claimed that Sarita was working till 5.30 am on Friday when she had gone to the doctor's rest room.
Police said that the ICU's ward boy Khiru Mech along with four others picked up by police, confessed that he had killed Sarita, a first year obstetrics and gynaecology MD student, who was to get married to a fellow doctor on July 7
The incident triggered an indefinite strike by the junior doctors of the hospital demanding security for them, particularly women, punishment for Sarita's killer and installation of CCTV in the ICUs to prevent such incidents in future.
Police suspected that the culprit may have attempted to rape her but unable to do so, killed her.
Sarita from Sibsagar district, had passed her MBBS from the AMCH