A resident doctor at King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital was found hanging in her hostel room on Monday.
Rohini Sonawane (25), a resident of Pune, had been pursuing her post-graduation in physiology at KEM, having taken admission to the course in May.
Married in March, Sonawane was believed to be a victim of depression, and the police were trying to find out if strife in her married life was the reason.
Sonawane used to stay
in room number 330 on
the third floor of the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital hostel near the KEM Hospital.
She had returned to the city in the morning with her younger brother Rohit Suryavanshi (23) and mother Chayya after paying a visit to her family home
in Bhosari on the outskirts of Pune.
Soon after returning, Sonawane sat for her lectures while her mother and brother went to Dombivli to visit relatives.
“In the evening when mother and son returned, her brother tried to call
her on the phone but she didn’t answer,” Police Inspector Vijay Sawant of the Kalachowkie police station said. “Her brother then broke open her hostel door and found her hanging by the curtain cord near the window.”
The medical student had married a Dhule-based medical practitioner, Ganesh Sonawane, on March 19.
The police said her father Angad and husband had left for the city after hearing of the suspected suicide.
The police had not yet confirmed whether marital discord pushed Sonawane towards depression, but
police sources said a diary and letters recovered from her room had indicated marital problems.
The police said Sonawane was under depression and had even gone in for counselling at the KEM hospital psychiatry ward four days ago and was on anti-depressant pills.
“Sonawane’s body was brought to the KEM Hospital casualty ward at 7.20 pm and we handed it over to the police,” Dr Pravin Bangar, administrative medical officer, KEM, said.