New Delhi: A National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) team has met top Mumbai Police officials and the management of the BYL Nair Hospital regarding the MD Gynaecology medico, Dr Payal Tadvi’s suicide case and demanded that the probe into the matter be expedited.
The team, led by NCST chairman Nand Kumar Sai, also met the deceased doctor’s family recently.
“The NCST has demanded that the probe by the Crime Branch into the case be completed as soon as possible… Even the post-mortem report has not been released yet,” Sai told PTI on Sunday.
“It’s not clear yet whether it’s suicide or murder. The matter is under investigation. Let the post-mortem report come out,” he added.
Earlier, the doctors who were accused of allegedly abetting the suicide of the medico; were arrested by the police and the case was handed over to the Mumbai police Crime Branch.
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.
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.
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.
They were later arrested on account of abetment to suicide.
Later, considering the seriousness and importance of the case, the investigation was transferred to the crime branch.
Later, the anti ragging committee of Topiwala medical college had concluded that the medico was harassed over her caste from the three accused doctors.