Mumbai: A committee has been formed to investigate the circumstances a week after a second-year student of Gynaecology and Obstetrics department was found hanging in her hostel room in Mumbai.
Outrage followed after 22-year-old Dr Payal Tadvi's family alleged that ragging and harassment by her seniors drove her to commit suicide.
Earlier furnished with a show-cause notice, Dr SD Shirodkar, the Head of the Gynaecology department at BYL Nair Hospital, has been suspended until further notice.
In a letter Payal's mother wrote to her daughter's peers at BYL Nair Hospital in Mumbai, she claimed that she was constantly hounded and harassed due to her caste. She told me that three senior doctors hurled casteist slurs at her owing to her tribal background, said Abeda Tadvi. B
The Agripada police have registered a complaint under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), SC/ST Atrocities Act, Anti-Ragging Act and Information Technology Act, 2000.
According to the report, hospital management has formed an anti-ragging committee to probe the matter. For this purpose, the committee has recorded the statements of as many as 30 staff members, including doctors, heads of department (HODs), Payal's roommates and other employees. This committee will then submit a report in this regard to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences.