Dr Payal Tadvi Suicide: Bombay High Court reprimands State for delay in registering statements of Key Witnesses
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court recently reprimanded the Maharashtra government for the delay in registering statements of key witnesses before the magistrate in connection with Dr Payal Tadvi suicide case.Medical Dialogues had reported about the unfortunate incident where the doctor has been identified as a 26-year-old PG medico Dr Payal Tadvi pursuing MD Gynecology from a well known BYL...
Medical Dialogues had reported about the unfortunate incident where the doctor has been identified as a 26-year-old PG medico Dr Payal Tadvi pursuing MD Gynecology from a well known BYL Nair Hospital in Mumbai allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in her hostel room.
The doctor was allegedly under depression as three of her senior colleagues allegedly used to harass her with casteist remarks.
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The Forensic Department had recovered a suicide note left behind by Tadvi on her phone.
The post-mortem examination report of Tadvi's death revealed the evidence of a ligature mark on her neck. Her family alleged that three of her seniors ragged and hurled casteist abuses at her, forcing her to take the extreme step.
The accused were booked under Sections 306 (abetment of suicide) and 201 (destruction of evidence) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant provisions of the Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act and the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities).
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Now, during the recent hearing, the High Court pulled up the state government for making delay in registering statements of the key witnesses of the case before the magistrate.
Responding to this, the government lawyer assured the court that the statements will be recorded before the next hearing.
The High Court also questioned the state government for inaction against authorities who were aware of the ragging incidents faced by Dr Tadvi.
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The state government in its reply to the court said that action will be taken under section 7 of the Anti-Ragging Act.
The hearing on bail application of accused person has been adjourned till August 9.
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