: Thandavan (62) of Vedapatti, who was admitted to a private eye hospital for eye operation in the town, died under mysterious circumstances here on Saturday. Tension prevailed as relatives of the deceased kept the body before the hospital demanding arrest of persons behind his death.

Later, the police rushed to the spot and removed the body to Dindigul General Hospital for post mortem after convincing the relatives.

Relatives said that Thandvan was admitted to hospital at 8 a.m. on Saturday for an operation fixed by the hospital authorities. He was taken to the operation theatre at the scheduled time. He did not come out even after one-and-a-half hours . When they questioned the staff about the delay, they asked them wait. Later, the staff brought him out around 12.15 p.m. and advised relatives to take him to the general hospital for emergency treatment as he had got a head injury. They informed that the patient had slipped in the bathroom and was injured. But the relatives alleged that that the patient was already dead. The police did not file the FIR till 6.30 p.m.