Monday, December 27th, 2021

Muslim doctor commits suicide allegedly over casteist slurs from seniors

NEW DELHI: In a shocking event, a postgraduate student of gynaecology, Dr Payal Salman Tadvi commit suicide following being allegedly facing harassment in the hands of three senior physicians.

The incident happened on Wednesday nighttime of May 22 in the government-run BYL Nair Hospital at Mumbai Central, where she had been found hanging in the assumptions.

Dr. Payal belonged to Bhil Muslim community, a Muslim spiritual band in Maharashtra. She hails from Jalgaon district, combined the PG course in gynaecology in the Topiwala National Medical College. All the 3 physicians accused of putting her on the pretext of her social identity and Payal, incapable to bear this, dedicated suicide.

According to News 18 reports, Abeda Tadvi, mum of Dr Payal, alleged that her daughter’s complaints for her lecturers were dismissed.

“I spoke to her around 4pm that day and she told me that she was being mentally tortured. She had complained to me earlier as well and I had requested the lecturers to address the issue but they ignored it. I also tried to meet the dean, but I was not allowed. I want justice for my daughter. The medical registration of the girls who harassed my daughter should be suspended,” she explained.

Her husband Dr Salman also complained about the offender to the section. “She first complained about the harassment in December. I met head of the department Dr Shirodkar. After this, Payal’s unit was changed for two months, but when she returned to the same unit after two months, the harassment continued.”

Her husband Dr Salman also complained about the offender to the section. She did not respond continuous door knocks and was afterwards found hanging by a dupatta from a ceiling fan. She was rushed into tragedy but doctors declared her dead on arrival.

An FIR under segments from that the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act about the criticism supplied by the victim’s mom was filed against both mature but none of them were detained yet.

The management of this BYL Nair Hospital had shaped a anti-ragging committee to research to the suicide, while Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) has suspended the three accused physicians.

Denying that the allegation of caste-based discrimination, the three accused physicians — Hema Ahuja, Bhakti Mehar, and Ankita Khandilwal have advocated that the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) to guarantee ‘fair’ probe to the entire matter.