A consultant anaesthetist killed himself with a lethal cocktail of drugs stolen from a private hospital – just hours after receiving divorce papers from his second wife.
For several weeks George Eapen had refused to accept the marriage was over, but when he realised there was no way back he drove to a secluded spot in the Peak District.
The Indian-born doctor had been married to GP Amy for three years and had sought counselling to deal with the angry outbursts and mood swings that were destroying the relationship.
But after the divorce papers arrived in the post last October, the 41-year-old texted friends to say he was going to kill himself.
They called police before forming a search party to find their colleague. After discovering his car in which he had left letters and a recently signed will they desperately scoured the area for him.
Tragically by the time they found the consultant, surrounded by disused syringes, it was too late. Despite attempts to save him, he died later that day in hospital.
Chesterfield Coroners Court was told the doctor had moved to England in 2001 after completing his medical studies in Chennai and working at a hospital in Mumbai.
After taking up a job as a trainee anaesthetist in Glasgow, he moved to Sheffield in 2004 and within six years he had been promoted to an £80,000-a-year job as a consultant neuroanaesthetist at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
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Source: Daily Mail