US: 'Dr Death' arrested after deaths of 36 patients

An Indian-origin psychiatrist in Georgia, US, was arrested after deaths of 36 patients

Washington: An Indian-origin psychiatrist dubbed "Dr Death" by police has been arrested in the US after 36 of his patients died with at least 12 killed by overdose on prescription medication.

Dr Narendra Nagareddy, in Clayton County, Georgia, has been put behind bars on suspicion of over-prescribing medication. Nearly 40 agents raided Nagareddy’s offices and moved on to his home to seize more assets.

"He’s has been over-prescribing benzodiazepine and opiates the last several years and has had a multitude of overdose deaths," Clayton County Police Chief Mike Register said.

"He’s charged with prescribing pain medication which is outside his profession as a psychiatrist," said Clayton County District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson.

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