Student suicide: Religious bodies lend support to kin

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: Oct 17, 2014 00:01 IST

Various religious organisations have come out in support of the family of Supriya, 27, who had committed suicide by hanging herself at DMCH, Ludhiana, on September 29, and demanded a fair inquiry into the incident.

Supriya's father Balwinder Singh, who is district health officer (DHO), Jalandhar, along with several religious leaders, said that the Ludhiana police have not been making any serious effort to arrest the two doctors against whom the police had registered a case under abetment to suicide sections.

The DHO said that the police might have registered a case against the accused doctors, but the police have not arrested them despite the case being non-bailable.

The DHO said that if the police fail to arrest the accused doctors, they will hold a peaceful agitation and raise voice against the treatment being given to students in medical colleges.

He said the police have not revealed about two pages missing from personal diary of his daughter and further, not disclosed anything about CCTV footages on that day to him, which clearly show that police do not want take action against doctors.

He said, "I will go to the High Court and even to the Supreme Court if the police failed to give any justice."

Religious leaders said that they were with the aggrieved family and would meet the chief minister for seeking a fair inquiry into the case.

Supriya, 27, who was pursuing her MD at DMCH, Ludhiana, had allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself with a ceiling fan in a room at the girls' hostel on September 29 due to alleged harassment. She was a second year student at the department of paediatrics at the DMCH.

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