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S. Korea doctor accused of dumping patient's body

Published on Aug 3, 2012 2:55 PM

SEOUL (AFP) - A South Korean doctor has admitted dumping the body of a patient after he accidentally killed her by administering a sedative, police said on Friday.

Police said they are seeking a formal arrest warrant for the 45-year-old doctor, surnamed Kim, who practises in the affluent Gangnam district of southern Seoul.

A spokesman for the Seocho police precinct told AFP the 30-year-old victim, surnamed Lee, had called Kim to complain she was having trouble sleeping.

At the hospital where he works, Kim administered a 5mg dose of sedative without a prescription to try to ease her insomnia.

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