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Medical student in Mumbai commits suicide after casteist slurs by seniors

Mumbai |  A 26-year-old Medical student in Mumbai’s Nair Hospital committed suicide in the hostel after allegedly facing harassment by fellow doctors.

Payal Salman Tadvi, a post-graduate student in gynecology hung herself in the hostel as she was suffering from depression after three of her senior colleagues allegedly harass her with casteist remark as Payal belong to a reserved category.

As reported in Mumbai Mirror, the police have booked three women doctors of the Nair Hospital named Hema Ahuja, Bhakti Mahere and Ankita Khandelwal in the case. The accused are also said to shame the deceased in students WhatsApp group.

Speaking on the incident officials at the Agripada police station were the case is registered said, “All three were her seniors. She had even complained to the hospital authorities about the harassment, The woman had also informed her family members who claim that Tadvi committed suicide since the college did not act against the senior doctors.”

The officials further added that a senior doctor at the hospital informed the police that the authorities did not receive any complaint from the family members of the deceased. There might have been an oral complaint, we are checking.

A case has been registered against the 3 doctors for abetment to suicide under the Indian Penal Code and other sections under the Ragging Act and the Atrocities Act. Meanwhile, all the three accused doctors are been suspended by the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD)

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