A gynaecologist committed suicide at his Thane (East) residence by injecting himself with an anaesthetic on Wednesday morning.
Dr Mahesh Gosavi, 52, also a civic health officer, lived on the fourth floor of Raut House at Dutta Mandir Marg in Kopri and ran his Mata Vaishnavi Hospital from the ground, second and third floor of the building.
The police found a syringe, an empty bottle of ketamine hydrochloride injection IP, which is usually used as a painkiller and anaesthetic, and papers strewn in the bedroom.
They also found a suicide note, written on a Rs 100 stamp paper, in which he stated that nobody was to be held responsible for his death and also requested his body to be donated for anatomy dissection.
Dr Gosavi had been suffering from high blood pressure for the last 15 days and had undergone a bypass surgery three years ago, but the police do not think he could have ended his life because of health problems.
Gosavi is survived by his wife Dr Bharti, 47, and son Vihang, 19, who is studying at IIT-Bombay.
“His wife said that he was depressed on not finding some papers related to Devthirth Society in Manpada, where the family owns three flats. He used to be the chairman of the society but after elections were held on February 6, a new chairman was elected.
Gosavi had to hand over the society papers to him, but couldn’t find them,” said senior police inspector Dattatray Pawar of the Kopri police station.
“I do not have much information about what happened as I stay at the hostel and came home in the morning... He had not been keeping very well for the past several days,” said Vihang.
Soon after the news of his death flashed on the local news channel, hundreds of Dr Gosavi’s patients thronged the hospital to pay their last respects.