Protests broke out outside Nair hospital in Mumbai on May 27, days after a 23-year-old medical student allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at the hostel of the hospital. The people protesting outside the hospital are demanding justice for the deceased medical student, who committed suicide after she was allegedly harassed by three senior medical students.
The deceased student, named Payal Salman Tadvi, was in depression as per the police after three of her senior colleagues allegedly used to harass her with castiest remarks, reported news agency PTI. A PG student of Gynaecology at the Nair Hospital, she committed suicide on May 22.
Her mother Abeda Tadvi alleged that her daughter used to tell her that she was 'tortured' by three senior doctors as she belonged to a tribal community and used casteist slurs at her.
However, as a letter written by the three accused doctors to the president of Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD), the three of them have stated that "heavy workload" has been given the name of ragging, alleging that Payal Tadvi has committed suicide due to heavy workload and that they did not rag her. Signing the letter in the conclusion, all three of them have also stated that they want 'fair investigation in the case to give justice'.
"If heavy workload is given name of ragging, then we all have been ragged or ragging someone while performing our basic duties. We want to conduct a fair investigation to give justice," the letter reads.
On Wednesday, the Agripada police registered a case against the three doctors and the investigation is underway in the case.
(With agency inputs)