Leopoldo Luque’s home and office were raided by the authorities after the incident
Diego Maradona’s personal doctor Leopoldo Luque has denied responsibility for the football legend’s death. Luque’s home and office were raided by police on Sunday and laptops, medical records and mobile devices were confiscated.
The media reported that police were trying to understand whether the doctor was negligent about Maradona’s treatment and that the raids were aimed at finding out whether Luque had been involved in manslaughter.
The doctor’s statement
Maradona died of a heart attack on Wednesday at the age of 60. His death also opened a police investigation after the soccer player’s attorney alleged it took too long for emergency services to arrive after being called to his rented house in Buenos Aires.
The exact reason for the search of the doctor’s home and office is unknown, but it appears that Maradona’s daughters have expressed concern about the treatment he was receiving at the time of his death. La Nación Journalists were informed by a judicial system that the search was necessary because they had collected “evidence” even though they did not reveal what it was.
Maradona has been in the capital to treat a blood clot in his brain since his operation on November 3rd.
Clarín, a local newspaper, reported that a “cross, fidgety and fleeting” Luque spoke to reporters on Sunday afternoon after the three-hour raid on his home, saying he was not the one responsible for all of this. Luque added that he can explain everything and that he has done the best he can for Diego.
He also mentioned that the two had a father-son relationship. It was also Luque who called paramedics home after Maradona’s heart attack.
(Cover picture: Fabian Marelli / La Nacion via AP)