In Belgorod Region, former surgeon of city hospital No 2 to stand trial for negligent death of one patient and battery of another

The Belgorod Region authorities of the Investigative Committee have finished an investigation against former doctor of city hospital No 2 in the town of Belgorod Ilya Zelendinov. He is charged with crimes under Part 4 of Article 111 of the RF Penal Code and Part 2, item “a” of Article 116 (infliction of grievous bodily harm entailing death of the victim, battery through ruffian-like motives).

On 29 December 2015, Zelendinov aware that a patient in the emergency room could not fight back, punched him with his hand in the face and in the torso. As a result the 55-year-old man fell on the concrete floor covered with linoleum and hit the back of the head on it.

According to the conclusion of the forensic medical expert examination the patient died of acute heart failure which was the result of a reflex cardiac arrest resulted from the hit to the neck.

Zelendinov has undergone a psychological test which showed no mental problems or disorders.

At present, the criminal case with the approved indictment has been sent to court to be tried on the merits.