Death of man after free eye surgery, relatives cry foulSeptember 8th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Erode (Tamil Nadu), Sep 8 (IANS) Relatives of a man who died under mysterious circumstances after an eye surgery here have alleged wrongdoing by the hospital that conducted it.The victim, C. Thambi, had undergone a free corrective eye surgery a week ago and had complained of pain. He was found dead Sunday in the precincts of the Arasan Eye Hospital that conducted the operation. The death was termed as “suicide” by the hospital authorities.
Police registered a case and began investigations Monday into the death in this textile town, 350 km southwest of Tamil Nadu capital Chennai.
Last month, over 80 people had complained of loss of eyesight after a similar free eye camp in Perambalur district, 120 km east of here.