Winterton: Doctor (80) found dead

2011-04-19 00:00

A WINTERTON doctor, Perumal Naidoo, popularly known as “LP”, was found dead on Thursday at his home after he allegedly committed suicide.

He was 80 years old.

SA Police Force spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said the police received a complaint of a suicide at the doctor’s residence, Lands End Farm.

When police arrived they found the Naidoo lying on his bed. He had sustained a single gunshot to the mouth and a gun was found next to the body.

He said while the police were investigating the case, they do not suspect any foul play.

Attempts to contact the family for further details were unsuccessful.

A source who knew the dead man and who declined to be named said Naidoo was a general practitioner who operated two practices in Estcourt and in Winterton.

The source said he was married and had three children.

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