This appalling footage shows a doctor violently punching a patient – who collapsed and DIED soon after.
The attack was reportedly in response to the patient’s own aggressive attack on a nurse.
The viral video recorded events which allegedly took place in Belgorod in Russia on December 29.
Russian media reported that the patient had kicked a nurse before he was punched by the doctor.
The patient, whom relatives have identified as Yevgeniy Bakhtin, 56, lived in the town, LifeNews TV reported .
Since the footage was posted online it’s gone viral across the world .
Yelena Kozyreva, from the local investigations committee, said they didn’t believe the attack was malicious, and officials have told Russian TV it’s a case of “involuntary manslaughter”.
The doctor has been named as Ilya Zelendinov, according to the privately owned channel Ren TV .