Mumbai: Crime branch to Probe MD Gynaecology Suicide Case
Mumbai: The case of the 26-year-old MD Gynaecology Medico from BYL Nair Hospital, who allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in her hostel room; has been handed over to the crime branch.
Earlier, the doctors who were accused allegedly abetting the suicide of the medico; were arrested by the police.
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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Now, the Mumbai Police crime branch will probe the alleged suicide. "Considering the seriousness and importance of the case, the investigation has been transferred to the crime branch," Deputy Commissioner of Police Manjunath Singte informed.
The deceased medico's lawyer Satpute informed PTI that the decision came after they demanded that the case be transferred to the CBI or the crime branch as they felt it was not properly investigated by the Agripada police here.
"We suspect it to be a case of murder, but the police have not conducted the investigation properly, hence we wanted the case to be transferred to some other probing agency," Satpute said.
The police informed a special court that while the mobile phones of the accused were seized, more time was required to recover their WhatsApp chats with the victim.
The police claimed the victim's body had a few injury marks which needed to be probed further. The postmortem report was awaited, they said.
On Tuesday, the deceased doctor's parents protested at the hospital. Other protesters also joined her mother demanding stringent action against the three accused seniors. The Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi and other Dalit and tribal organisations also held protests outside the hospital, adds PTI