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Doctor stabbed in Perambur

The Chennai Fertility Centre.

The Chennai Fertility Centre.  

A henchman wearing a burkha attacked a woman doctor with a sharp weapon at her house at Perambur on Wednesday. It was found that the owner of a fertility centre and four of his staff members had hired him to carry out the attack on Dr. Ramya, a fertility specialist, over business rivalry. Police arrested all the six within a few hours of the incident.

According to the police, Dr. Ramya used to work in a fertility centre on Nelson Manickam Road, owned by embryologist Thomas, for the past three years.

Dr. Ramya

Dr. Ramya   | Photo Credit: arranged

 

However, six months ago, Dr. Ramya’s sister Jeyanirmala, also a doctor, started a fertility centre at Jai Nagar, Arumbakkam, and she decided to start working with her sister.

“Thomas offered her a better salary as patients coming to his centre had moved to Dr. Jeyanirmala’s clinic. However, she rejected his offer,” said a senior police officer.

Angered over this, Thomas started threatening her. “He was doing this over the past six months. However, Dr. Ramya’s family did not take this seriously,” added the police officer.

Thomas discussed the issue with his staff and with the help of staff member Sathya Kala, he hired Palani alias Palanichamy from Tsunami Quarters in Ennore. He was asked to assault Dr. Ramya on the hand so that she could not practise.

“On Wednesday night around 8 p.m., Palani went to her house wearing a burkha and waited on the stairs. When Dr. Ramya stepped out of the car, he ran towards her and attacked her with a sharp weapon on the hand. She sustained head injury when she tried to avoid the attack,” added the police officer.

Dr. Ramya was admitted to a private hospital.

Accused nabbed

“The relatives told us about the threat from Thomas and we secured him and his staff Yona immediately. Based on the information given by him, we nabbed his staff Sathya Kala, Bhavani, Palani and Mugilan,” the police officer added.

Dr. Ramya is out of danger, the police said.

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