MOSCOW, February 26 (RAPSI) – The Octyabrskiy District Court in Belgorod has extended the detention of a local clinic’s ex-surgeon, Ilya Zelendinov, who allegedly punched a patient with a lethal strike, RIA Novosti reported on Friday.

Investigators believe that the incident happened on December 29, 2015 when a man who later became a victim was put in a clinic. During one of the procedures a man has kicked a nurse which prompted Zelendinov to come to her defense. Ex-surgeon has punched a patient in the face which made a man to fall and die from cranial trauma.

Zelendinov was charged with intended infliction of grievous harm to a person’s health that negligently caused the death.  Additionally, he was accused of beating a man who accompanied the victim.