Doctor Found Dead of Suspected Drug Overdose in U.S.
Dr Ravindra Rajmane worked as a pulmonologist at the NYU Langone Medical Center.
A 50-year-old India American pulmonologist from Manhattan died of suspected heroin overdose. Dr Ravindra Rajmane was found dead inside his Park Avenue South apartment earlier this week.
Rajmane had not been seen for some days at the NYU Langone Medical Center where he worked as a pulmonologist, CBS NewYork reported. His body was found surrounded by drugs and things related to it scattered all over along with glassine envelopes with “knock out king” stamped on them.
An acquaintance of the doctor stopped by his apartment to check on him at around 9:30 am on Dec. 12 and found him dead on his bed, the police said.
The exact cause of death is yet to be ascertained. The medical examiner’s office will perform the autopsy to know what caused Rajmane’s death. Until then drug overdose is presumed to be the reason of his death.
Robert Boyce, the NYPD chief of detectives, tweeted about the incident and urged citizens to call the department if they they knew of what the stamps meant.
Detectives are investigating an overdose death in #Manhattan which occurred earlier this week. Glassine envelopes with the stamp KNOCK OUT KING were discovered at the scene. If you have any info on this stamp call CrimeStoppers at #800577TIPS #OpioidCrisis
— Chief Robert Boyce (@NYPDDetectives) December 13, 2017
On Dec.17, 2015 NYU Langone Medical Center tweeted introducing Rajmane as the new pulmonologist who aimed to save more lives. Rajmane attended the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and did his residency in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center in New York. He was also the president of the New York State Thoracic Society during 2010-11.
— NYU Langone in BK (@NYULutheran) December 17, 2015
In 2011, Knockout King, a game where a group would choose its leader and then plan an attack at defenseless victims at random left many injured and some dead in the United States. These gangs would pin the victims to the ground, beat them up and upload the videos on social networking sites. This would in turn prompt others to make similar videos, sometimes done by copying the act.
Reports of these attacks poured in from various states in the United States, and the police had identified victims as immigrants, elderly and often alone.
Earlier in the year, many fell victim to another online game called the Blue Whale Challenge. The game that lasts weeks is a social media challenge where strangers compel others to commit following a series of 50 acts. While at first these acts seem harmless, they later compelled people to become self-mutilating and the final challenge was suicide. The challenge demanded that the suicide is captured in a video and watched by people.