Rohtak: In an unfortunate incident 30-year-old doctor who was pursuing MD Paediatrics at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences Rohtak (PGIMS Rohtak), allegedly committed suicide in the hostel of the hospital’s campus.
The doctor hailed form Karnataka and his family and colleagues at the hospital have now come forward and levelled allegations against the Head of the Department of Paediatrics of harassment, adding that she even denied him leave to attend his sister’s wedding
Onkar, who lived in Karnataka’s Dharwad, allegedly hung himself from the ceiling of his hostel on Thursday night, Rohtak Police Station SHO Inspector Kailash Chander said.
Mr Chander said Onkar was studying MD (doctor of medicine) in paediatrics and killed himself allegedly due to the harassment he faced from the department head.
“Although he did not leave any suicide note, Onkar’s colleagues and family members alleged that his head of department used to harass him.
Allegations have also been levelled that she did not grant him leave to attend his sister’s wedding, which was due to be solemnised after a few days,” the SHO said.
“We have booked the accused doctor under Section 306 IPC which pertains to abetment to suicide. No arrest has been made so far and further investigations are underway,” he said.
After Onkar’s death, some of his colleagues protested demanding the immediate arrest of the doctor who allegedly used to harass him. Doctors from the hospital have taken to social media platforms highlighting the incident and demanding that a proper inquiry be made in the matter.
Young Doctors facing the pressure and harassment from seniors is becoming a growing issue in the Indian Medical Profession. Medical Dialogues had recently reported the unfortunate suicide of Dr Payal Tadvi from Maharashtra who allegedly took the extreme step in the wake of harassment from her seniors who used to make casteist slurs at her.