Nearly three months after Pallavi Grover, a third-year student of nursing at AIIMS, allegedly committed suicide in her hostel room, the Delhi Police registered a case of abetment to suicide on Monday at the Hauz Khas police station. Grover’s family had alleged she took her life after being harassed by one of her teachers.
The south district police has started probing the role of hostel superintendent and the principal of nursing college of AIIMS. Police sources said the case was registered following directions from a city court. “The complaint was registered by the victim’s mother Neelam Grover (60) and she alleged in her complaint that her daughter had committed suicide due to constant insults, mental torture and constant threats from hostel authorities,” a police officer said.
The mother also alleged that the faculty of the college threatened her daughter that they will spoil her career by failing her in the examination. “My daughter was always focused, hard working and intellectually competent towards her studies. She never suffered any kind of pressure with respect to her examinations, whether during her schooling or in the initial year at the college of nursing,” Neelam said in her complaint.
Sources also said Neelam submitted Pallavi’s marksheet to police showing that she had scored 85 per cent marks in Class XII exams.
“Some of the teachers also humiliated her in front of several students. Classmates of my daughter also told me that she was insulted by her teachers in front of them over her appearance and style of combing her hair,” Neelam said in her complaint.
Neelam alleged that 80 nursing students had given written complaints against the superintendent of the hostel, but no FIR was registered by the Delhi Police.