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Dr Payal Tadvi Suicide Case: Roommate accuses prolonged taunting by three accused doctors, CBI files 1800 page Chargesheet

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The Crime Branch on Tuesday filed an over 1,800-page charge sheet against the three of Tadvi’s seniors accused of abetting her suicide. It contains a copy of the three-page suicide note allegedly written by Tadvi before hanging herself in the hostel room.

Mumbai: The roommate of Payal Tadvi, a junior doctor at a hospital here who ended her life following caste-based harassment, has alleged that the three accused used to taunt them saying they got admission in the medical course as they were from a reserved category.

Tadvi, 26, a second-year postgraduate medical student attached to civic-run B Y L Nair Hospital, allegedly committed suicide on May 22. The three accused doctors – Hema Ahuja, Bhakti Meher, and Ankita Khandelwal – were arrested on May 29. They are in judicial custody since then.

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The Crime Branch on Tuesday filed an over 1,800-page charge sheet against the three of Tadvi’s seniors accused of abetting her suicide. It contains a copy of the three-page suicide note allegedly written by Tadvi before hanging herself in the hostel room.

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The charge sheet relies heavily on the suicide note.

Tadvi’s roommate and friend Snehal in her statement to the police, which is part of the charge sheet, has said Ahuja, Meher and Khandelwal used to harass and ill-treat them in front of other juniors, hospital staff, and patients.

“The trio (Ahuja, Meher, and Khandelwal) used to call me dumb and Tadvi over-smart and used to make fun of us,” Snehal said in her statement.

She added that in May, Ahuja asked Tadvi and Snehal how much had they scored in the NEET and taunted them saying they got admission in a medical course as they were from a reserved category.

While the police are yet to recover the hard copy of the suicide note, they recovered photographs of the purported note from Tadvi’s mobile. The prosecution’s case is that the three accused had destroyed the hard copy of the suicide note.

Tadvi’s family had alleged that Ahuja, Meher, and Khandelwal ragged her and hurled casteist slurs at her, forcing Tadvi to take the extreme step.

The suicide note begins with Tadvi apologizing to her parents for taking her own life, saying things at the hospital have become “unbearable”.

“I hold Hema Ahuja, Bhakti Meher and Ankita Khandelwal responsible for my condition and that of Snehal Shindea’s (victim’s colleague and friend),” the note said.

It added that Tadvi tried several times to speak to other seniors about the treatment meted out to her, but no action was taken.

“I literally do not see anyway. For the last year, we have been bearing them, hoping that one day this will end. But now I can only see the end… there is no way out of it,” the note said.

In the note, Tadvi wondered what was the personal animosity between her and the three senior doctors that they were troubling her.

“I have taken this decision after trying out everything. I found out that no one is there to stand for us, support us in this department,” the note said.

It further said that Tadvi and her friend, who is a witness in the case against the trio, were humiliated before patients, staff and other doctors even when they were not at fault.

“I have lost my professional and personal life because it has been declared by them that they will not let me learn anything till they are here in Nair,” the note said.

Tadvi further wrote in the note that she was not allowed to handle the labor room as Ahuja, Meher and Khandelwal do not find her efficient.

“Despite putting all efforts, the condition is not improving but I am becoming mentally disturbed. The environment is not healthy to work and I” ve lost hope for anything to change as I know it won’t,” the note said.

At the end of the note, Tadvi apologized to her friend Snehal for leaving her alone with the three doctors.

Snehal told police that on May 22 evening, Ahuja told her that Tadvi had locked herself in her hostel room and was not opening the door.

When they broke the door open, they found Tadvi hanging from the ceiling, she said.

The trio has been booked under IPC sections 306 (abetment to suicide) and 201 (destruction of evidence) and under the Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act and the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities).

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Source: PTI

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  1. Yah sure! Are you for real? Do you think anyone would kill oneself just to frame these bloody blots on medical profession. Would you end your life just to frame others? सोची समझी साजिश की bu आ रही है. My foot. Only pity is there is no capital punishment for abetment of suicide in our law.

  2. The lawyer of the accused had argued and laments over who will marry these trio docs.Its good that these trio doctors do not marry which will only produce criminals like them .Shame on these rogues for such ghory act.We, as a nation will progress when we leave behind this caste discrimination and treat everyone equal.

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    Sumit Majumdar July 29, 2019, 2:40 pm

    It is such a pity that despite being educated and having exposure to society, caste and religion still have such influence in our lives. As a measure to remove this scourge from our daily lives, educationists must strive to include psychological screening along with entrance tests. Weeding out undesirable aspirants would form the basis of good parenting in the future since the accused possibly come from families who imbibed poor values in their children.

  4. Pathetic about this
    Such atmosphere unjustified

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    Justice for trio docs July 28, 2019, 3:27 pm

    We all are reacting according to false reporting of media. When you are not able to…….
    balance your professional and personal life,
    Handle emergency and work pressure in govt hospital
    Commit suicide and blame seniors and professor.

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    Dr Vishal Tobre July 29, 2019, 8:50 am

    All the evidences are against these trio and there is no work pressure related factor here , if it was there then she would have committed suicide in 1 at year itself, so don\’t try to gain sympathy for this monster trio

  7. I feel we should think if “my own daughter is in dr Tadvi position what will be our stand” as a parent. We can get most of the answers. Please be rational “one life is lost “ and nobody enjoys putting unnecessary allegations.

  8. Great lines.
    No one is seeing other side of case
    सोची समझी साजिश की बू आ रही है ।

  9. Yah sure! Are you for real? Do you think anyone would kill oneself just to frame these bloody blots on medical profession. Would you end your life just to frame others? सोची समझी साजिश की bu आ रही है. My foot. Only pity is there is no capital punishment for abetment of suicide in our law.