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AMCH doctor found killed at ICU

The mysterious death of a doctor at her duty room in the Assam Medical College Hospital oozes no less shock and sensation in Dibrugarh on Friday.

Identified as Dr Sarita Toshniwal from first year post graduate student of gynecology department was found dead in the wee hours.

The body which was found lying on a bed has a grave cut marks with a surgical knife in the neck. The knife was recovered from the injury portion of her neck.

The incident came to light when a nurse went to the duty room attached to the ICU to met her at 7-30 in the morning.

Senior police officials arrived in the spot and gathered preliminary inputs in this connection.

Sarita’s who is a businessman by profession in Sivasagar arrived in the spot after he was informed by the college authority.
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