MD Gynaecology Suicide Case: Accused doctors sent to judicial custody
Mumbai: A special court has sent the three accused doctors of the BYL Nair Hospital, arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of a fellow medico, to judicial custody till June 10.
The accused were arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of the doctor by tormenting her with casteist slurs.
Medical Dialogues recently reported about the unfortunate incident. It was alleged that the doctor was allegedly under depression as three of her senior colleagues allegedly used to harass her with casteist remarks.
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Following the complaint registered by the mother of the medico, the three accused doctors had been booked for abetment to suicide under relevant sections of IPC. The doctors were booked under section 306 (abetment for suicide) of the Indian penal code (IPC), sections of the SC/ST Atrocities Act, Anti-Ragging Act and Information Technology Act, 2000.
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The accused doctors were suspended by the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) on account of allegedly harassing her on the pretext of her social identity.
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The accused doctors had however denied the charges of ‘ragging’ levelled against them. They wrote to the MARD asking the authority to ensure ‘fair’ probe into the case.
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They were later arrested on account of abetment to suicide.
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Then the case was transferred to the crime branch.
Thereafter, the accused doctors were recently produced before Additional Sessions Judge R M Sadrani at the end of their police custody.
The judge did not accept the argument of Crime Branch, which took over the case from local police Thursday, to extend their custody for further probe in the matter.
He then remanded the trio to judicial custody till June 10.
The accused will be lodged in a jail.