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Doctor found hanged at Boston home one month after fall down stairs

By Boston Target  |  Posted: November 26, 2012

Boston Magistrates' Court

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A DOCTOR who had previously suffered depression was found hanging in her home in Boston, an inquest heard.

Dr Trisha Agarwal, 32, was found at her home in Sibsey Road, Boston on December 13, 2011 by her parents.

The inquest heard that there was no apparent reason for her taking her own life.

At Boston Magistrates Court, South Lincolnshire Coroner Professor Robert Forest heard how on November 17, 2011, she had slipped and fallen down some stairs, fracturing part of her skull.

She attended A and E at Pilgrim Hospital the following day where tests were carried out.

Dr Agarwal had headaches and dizziness and blood coming from her ear and was being seen by a neurologist.

Giving evidence consultant in A & E, John Heyworth said: “A lot of patients fall down the stairs, some patients do throw themselves down the stairs but this is rare.”

Dr Agarwal was training to be a surgeon at Pilgrim Hospital before becoming a GP registrar.

She had recently divorced and had previously been on anti-depressants but had taken herself off them.

Recording his verdict, Prof Forest, said: “She killed herself on the balance of her mind was disturbed.

“She had objective psychological testing and had previously had quite severe depression.

“On November 17 last year she fell down the stairs and decided not to go to the hospital at that time but went the next day.

“It is a matter of fact that she did this by her own hand, by her own actions.

“This is a very tragic case, as all are.”

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