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RML Radiologist Suicide: NCW demands speedy probe, writes to police


RML Radiologist Suicide: NCW demands speedy probe, writes to police

New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) has now intervened in the case of the unfortunate suicide committed by the consultant radiologist at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital (RML Hospital), where in her suicide note she alleged that she was being harassed by three of her colleagues.

 The NCW on Friday wrote to the Delhi Police, seeking a speedy probe into the suicide of a woman doctor of the Centre-run Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

In a letter addressed to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, the women’s commission expressed its serious concern over the suicide.

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Medical Dialogues had earlier reported about the shocking step taken by the 52 year old consultant radiologist Dr Poonam Vohra who allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her residence in North Avenue area here.

Following the incident, the RML Hospital initiated an inquiry into the suicide of the doctor, who had allegedly blamed three of her colleagues from her department for harassing her.

An FIR has been registered under Indian Penal Code Section 306 (abetment to suicide, punishable with a maximum term of 10 years) against the three doctors who were named in the suicide note, Madhur Verma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) said.

Vohra was the chairperson of the Annual Confidential Report (ACR) committee at the hospital and two of the three members mentioned in her suicide note are members of the committee. Together, they were reviewing a case, he added.

According to hospital sources, the administration so far has not found anything against the three doctors concerned.

The Health Ministry has also ordered an inquiry into the matter.

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Source: PTI
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