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NEW DELHI: A young gynaecologist allegedly injected her twin daughters with a poisonous substance and then attempted suicide in a hotel room at Pitampura here on Wednesday following an altercation with her surgeon husband over the opening of a nursing home.
The little girls -- Tanya and Twinkle – were declared brought dead at Max Hospital in the evening, while their mother is battling for life.
Thirty-two-year-old Dr. Rupa, who works with Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital in Rohini, and her daughters were found unconscious in a room of Hotel City Park around 9 p.m. by the staff.
Dr. Rupa had walked out of their Rohini Sector 11 residence on Wednesday evening along with her daughters after a bitter fight with her husband, who works with Satyawadi Raja Harish Chander Hospital in Narela, and checked into the hotel.
Hotel City Park marketing manager Dinesh Malhotra said: “The woman and her two daughters checked in around 5-30 p.m. She said that she needed a room to spend the night. An hour later, she asked us to arrange a taxi as she wanted to go out shopping. The driver who took her out told us that she first went to a shop and bought toys for her daughters and then went to a chemist’s shop at Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital and bought some injections and syringes.”
Dr. Rupa returned to her hotel room along with her daughters around 8 p.m. “But an hour later, her husband called up the hotel saying that the guests in Room No. 601 needed immediate medical attention. He told us to break open the doors if needed. Even as an attendant was knocking at the door, her husband himself reached the hotel. The room was double-locked from inside and latched. As there was no response, we broke open the door. The three were lying unconscious on the bed and were rushed to a hospital,” said Mr. Malhotra.
The police said preliminary investigation suggested that the woman had an altercation with her husband over the opening of a nursing home. “The woman wanted to open a nursing home but the husband was against the idea saying that they did not have enough money. It led to an altercation and the woman along with her daughters checked into the hotel room,” said a senior police officer.
The police said the incident came to light when the woman rang up her husband around 9 p.m. and told him that she was ending her life. Dr. Rajan then called up the hotel staff and the police.
“Prima facie it seems she injected her daughters with a poisonous substance before attempting suicide in a similar manner. But a clear picture will emerge only after her statement is recorded,” the officer said.
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