AIIMS doc suicide: Colleagues say Priya never showed signs of distress

  • Rhythma Kaul, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 21, 2015 01:26 IST

Colleagues and friends of Dr Priya Vedi, who allegedly committed suicide at a hotel in Paharganj on Sunday, remember her as a fun-loving girl.

The 31-year-old was a senior resident in the department of anesthesia at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, AIIMS.

Doctors in the department are put on rotation in different specialties at the hospital and Vedi was currently posted at the neuro anesthesia wing in the cardio-neuro sciences centre.

“She seemed like an absolutely normal girl and she did not give away any sign of depression,” a senior resident said, requesting not to be identified.

“I have had a fairly decent amount of interaction with her as we used to be together on operation theatre duties that at times lasted for 7 to 8 hours. She never let out her state of mind and it did not show either as normally happens when you spend a lot of time with an emotionally disturbed person. There was another colleague who was going through a bad divorce some time back and she would express her feelings openly,” said another colleague.

“In fact, she was one who would crack maximum jokes in the operation theatre,” the colleague said.

Her seniors described her as a bright girl.

“Priya was beautiful and academically good. She was not a graduate from AIIMS but was very bright. The news of her suicide has come as a shock,” said a faculty member at the AIIMS CN Centre.

Vedi lived in the staff quarters within the hospital premises. Her neighbours said they did not suspect anything wrong with the couple’s relationship.

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