A 21-year-old Delhi University student — allegedly unhappy with the outcome of a corrective surgery on her left hand — committed suicide on Thursday.
A two-page suicide note left by Rani, who was found hanging in one of the bedrooms of her Uttam Nagar home, names the surgeon who did the procedure for her at the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital (DDU).
"When she was a child, burns from an electric shock left Rani's fingers attached. She was in touch with a senior doctor at the plastic surgery department of the DDU," a senior police officer said, requesting anonymity.
A few months ago, a surgery was done. "She was depressed over the awkward shape her hand took,” the officer said. "Her parents have told us that she used to talk about it quite often."
"She was not satisfied with the procedure but in such cases, we normally have to do two-three surgeries," a doctor at DDU said.
Family told the police that the BA student had gone to take a bath in the afternoon. "When she didn’t return, the family broke open the door and found her hanging," the officer said. The doctor would be called in for questioning, he added.