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Posted On: 20 July 2009 11:29 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Man acquitted of stabbing nurse

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A higher court has acquitted a man from the charges of stabbing a female nurse. And having found him to be mentally unstable, the court ordered that he be kept permanently under the care of psychiatrists. The incident occurred in 2007 when the nurse went to the man’s house to dispense an insulin injection to his diabetic mother. When she was through, the man closed the door of the room and began stabbing her. He had walked in with a knife. The nurse was lucky as the sister of the man somehow managed to enter the room after hearing her screams and rescued her. But by the time she intervened to save her, she had already suffered at least 15 stab wounds on several parts of her body, including the face, neck and hands. The man was arrested and medical report suggested that the nurse had suffered 35 percent injury. A case was filed. The prosecution charged him with attempting to murder. The lower court heard the case and last year sentenced him to five years in jail and also ordered him to pay compensation to the victim. The court ruled that the man did not suffer from any mental problem. The case, however, went in appeal and the defense urged the higher court to refer the convict to a committee of medial specialists to assess his mental condition. The committee kept him under observation for a while and found that the man was indeed mentally unstable, so it acquitted him of the charges and ordered that he be kept permanently under the care of psychiatrists.