When Nurse Martha Giles, 45, was found stabbed and battered to death in the grounds of Wolverhampton Hospital on Thursday, February 12th, 1959, police arrested a suspect primarily because there was blood on his clothing. He was Dr. Ravindranath Bhonsle, 31, an Indian specialist at the hospital.

But, said the defence at Dr. Bhonsle’s trial at Stafford Assizes, a specialist could quite easily get blood on his clothes during transfusions. And anyway, the nature of the stabbing suggested it was done by someone with no knowledge of anatomy whatsoever.

Worry over police investigations and family problems probably caused Dr. Bhonsle to attempt suicide before he was acquitted of the murder charge.