He was apparently stubborn, a thorn in the side of the authorities – and had big plans. But in mid-May everything ended in tragedy: because his villa was to be evicted, a doctor set fire to the building on the exclusive Zürichberg. While the fire brigade and police approached, the man straightened himself.

The drama was preceded by a long dispute over money and the cardiologist’s license to work. And: The doctor was planning an exclusive clinic for the ultra-rich on the shores of Lake Zurich.