The petition alleged that “caste-based discrimination” was “rampant... in higher educational institutions” and that this “reflects flagrant non-compliance with the existing norms and regulations in place for the same”.
In the order, the court said the licences issued to the three accused doctors by the Medical Council of India as well as Maharashtra Medical Council shall remain suspended till conclusion of the trial.
“We were prepared for this decision. But we had also hoped that the court would not granted them bail after going through the evidence. We don’t want them to be out. All we want is them to be in jail for 10 to 15 years and cancellation of their licenses forever,” said Salman Tadvi, the husband of the deceased.
Following the death of Tadvi, who allegedly hanged herself in her hostel room at the T N Topiwala National Medical College on May 22, the three senior resident doctors had been arrested on charges of abetting suicide and caste discrimination.
One of Payal’s batchmates, also posted in the gynaecology department of Nair Hospital, told the Mumbai Police Crime Branch that in November 2018, he witnessed a senior warning the accused to lay off her.