Dr Payal Tadvi suicide case : Four doctors suspended by BMC

Mumbai : Six days after Dr Payal Tadvi (26) committed suicide by hanging in her hostel room, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), which oversees the BYL Nair hospital, suspended it’s gynaecology unit head and the three PG resident doctors accused of allegedly harassing her with caste remarks and ragging.

Tadvi, a second-year PG student of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, committed suicide on May 22.

According to Mumbai Police’s Agripada Police station where an FIR for abetment of suicide case is registered, say three resident doctors — Hema Ahuja, Ankita Khandelwal and Bhakti Mehare — are still absconding.

The BMC has suspended Dr YI Ching Ling (the unit head) because she did not pay heed to complaints of harassment.

In her complaint dated May 10, Payal’s mother stated, “PLEASE CHANGE my daughter’s unit… because of harassment her mental state of mind is not good… because we belong to Scheduled Tribe, my daughter is being ridiculed, has to hear casteist remarks and bear humiliation.”