Buenos Aires: Diego Maradona’s personal doctor is under investigation for possible manslaughter after the football legend’s death last week, Argentine prosecutors have said.
Police raided the resident and private clinic of Leopoldo Luque on Sunday to know whether there was negligence on the part of the physician, reports Xinhua news agency.
The probe happened following the concerns raised by Maradona’s daughters Dalma, Gianinna and Jana over the treatment he received for his heart condition at his home in Tigre, north of Buenos Aires, reported AFP.
“He should have gone to a rehabilitation centre. He didn’t want to,” said Luque who called Maradona “unmanageable”.
“A psychiatrist had asked that there should always be an ambulance in front of his house. I don’t know who is responsible for the fact that there was no ambulance,” Luque said.
Diego “was very sad, he wanted to be alone, and it’s not because he didn’t love his daughters, his family, or those around him,” Luque said. “He was brave.”