The public prosecutor’s office has raised charges against a Chinese man who stabbed a fellow patient to death in a Budapest hospital this spring. The prosecutor has called for the man to undergo compulsory psychiatric treatment following an assessment by a forensic psychiatrist who established that the suspect suffers from psychiatric disorder and cannot be held criminally liable.
The Budapest prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday that the 38 year-old suspect strangled a fellow patient in a hospital in Budapest’s 6th district on March 13 and injured the hand of a nurse with surgical scissors. He then walked to the Covid ward next door and repeatedly stabbed a female patient who was unable to defend herself, causing her fatal injuries. He also injured one of the security guards who stopped and disarmed him.
The man is currently receiving preliminary compulsory treatment.