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Dr Supriya’s suicide: DMCH management says no doctor should be falsely implicated

Chairman of SC/ST Commission, Punjab, demands free and fair probe

Members of the DMCH management going to meet the Deputy Commissioner  in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Members of the DMCH management going to meet the Deputy Commissioner in Ludhiana on Thursday.

Even as chairman of SC/ST Commission, Punjab, Rajesh Bagha on Thursday asked police to speed up investigation into the suicide case of PG resident Dr Supriya in the hostel room of DMCH, the hospital management passed a resolution asking the police commissioner and the district administration not to falsely implicate their senior doctors.

Dr Supriya had committed suicide on September 29 by hanging herself from the ceiling fan of the hostel room. Though she had not mentioned names of any doctors in her suicide note, her father alleged that doctors Puneet Punni and Deepak Bhatt used to harass her because of which she had hanged herself.

The police had formed a SIT and initially, an FIR was lodged against unknown persons. Later, the police lodged an FIR against doctors Punni and Bhatt under Section 304 (abetment to suicide) of the IPC.

After a resolution was passed by the entire DMCH management, the members of the management met DC Rajat Aggarwal and Police Commissioner Pramod Ban. They stated that their doctors had not been named in any suicide note and still they were booked which had brought a bad reputation to the institute.

Alleging that the doctors’ names were included by the police under pressure, they said if there was no fair probe, they would take appropriate steps.

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Meanwhile, the chairman of SC/ST Commission, Punjab, asked for a report from the police commissioner, and told him to conduct a free and fair probe and speed up the investigation.