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Mumbai: Shocking! Woman doctor kills self after being harassed over caste; 3 doctors booked

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 May 2019, 10:15 IST

In this 21st century, from technology to science, in every sector, India has made a vast growth. However, casteism remains one of the biggest concern of the country. In a shocking incident, a 26-year-old lady doctor committed suicide after she was repeatedly harassed by three senior doctors at the hospital.

According to reports the incident took place in government-run BYL Nair Hospital in Mumbai Central. The deceased identified as Payal Salman Tadvi hung herself at the hospital’s hostel on Wednesday night.

According to IndiaToday reports, the victim was suffering from depression as three of her senior colleagues allegedly repeatedly harassed her with casteist remarks. Tadvi was the student of a post-graduate course in gynaecology.

According to reports, the Mumbai police have booked three woman doctors - Hema Ahuja, Bhakti Mahere and Ankita Khandelwal - in connection with the case. These senior doctors allegedly made fun of her caste since Payal Tadvi belonged to a reserved category, according to a Mumbai Mirror report.

The accused doctors also used to harass her students WhatsApp groups, the police said. Agripada police have registered a case against three doctors and the probe is on.

"All three were her seniors. She had even complained to the hospital authorities about the harassment," an officer at the Agripada police station said.

Meanwhile, the family alleged that Payal committed suicide since the college did not act against the senior doctors. Although, a senior doctor said that authorities did not receive any complaint from the family members of the deceased. "There might have been an oral complaint, we are checking," he said.

First published: 25 May 2019, 14:59 IST