Chinese man sentenced to death for killing a doctor

Jan 27, 2014, 11:26 IST | Agencies

A Chinese man, who fatally stabbed a doctor over what he considered a botched nose operation, was today sentenced to death by a court in eastern China 

Beijing: Lian Enqing, 33, killed an ear, nose and throat specialist and injured two others because he was angry over the failure of the nasal surgery done by them, the Intermediate People's Court in Taizhou City said.

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At an earlier hearing, Lian's sister said that he suffered respiratory problems after the surgery in March 2013.

While the hospital confirmed that the surgery was successful, Lian felt he was being cheated by the doctors.

According to his sister, from August to October 15 last year, Lian was under treatment at Shanghai Mental Health Centre, diagnosed with persistent delusional disorder.

The court believed that Lian was conscious of his crime and had the capacity for criminal responsibility, state-run Xinhua news agency

The case puts a spotlight on overburdened medical sector.

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