News By/Courtesy: Kaushal Shah | 05 Jun 2019 12:01pm IST


 Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav termed the death of Dr Payal Salman Tadvi, a medical student in Mumbai, "a murder of the constitutional protection given to the Scheduled Tribes", the community she hailed from. Tadvi, a 23-year-old postgraduate student at Nair Hospital in Mumbai, had on May 22 committed suicide after allegedly facing harassment at the hands of three senior doctors. Meanwhile, Maharashtra State Commission for Women has issued a notice to Dean of the BYL Nair Hospital seeking a report on the action taken in the case. 

Her mother Abeda Tadvi had alleged that three senior doctors - Hema Ahuja, Bhakti Mehar, and Ankita Khandilwal - persistently tortured her daughter which resulted in her taking the extreme step.  After her allegations, the BYL Nair Hospital administration formed an anti-ragging committee to probe into the suicide. Serious allegations have been leveled by the family of evidence tampering and deliberate slow investigation by the police of Dr Payal Tadvi who allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at the hostel of the BYL Nair hospital after being allegedly harassed by three senior medical students on the pretext of her social identity.

The father of the deceased speculated a case of murder instead of a suicide for mounting pressure over her caste. Payal's husband, Dr. Salman Tadvi reiterating the speculation of an alleged murder, complained of inaction and added that the medical student was harassed over her social background and that she was subjected to mental pressure.  He said, "From the beginning she’s been harassed over caste. She’s been assaulted. From the beginning, she was going through mental pressure.  We have complaint to hospital administration but no action has been taken. We want govt to intervene; police is not taking any action. It is possible Payal was murdered by the 3 women doctors."

Section Editor: Shreyashi Tiwari | 05 Jun 2019 12:05pm IST

Tags : #UP #CM #Akhilesh_Kumar #Payal_Tadvi #Suicide #Constitutional #Protection

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