In Belgorod Region, former doctor suspected of death of patient in hospital detained, investigators to ask for arrest

Based on the information about the death of a patient, an investigator of the first major investigations department (personal and public security crimes) of the Belgorod Investigations Directorate of the Russia’s Investigative Committee has made a decision to detain former surgeon of city hospital No 2 Ilya Zelendinov. Charges and custodial restraint are expected soon.

It was reported earlier that on 29 December 2015, a patient had been checked in the hospital and kicked a nurse during one of the procedures. The doctor stood up for the nurse and punched the patient in the face. The man fell and later died.

Considering the resonance the incident has among wider public, the Chairman of the Investigative Committee has taken the investigation under his personal control.

Head of Media Relations                                                                                                                                  V.I. Markin