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Doctor suicide: Accused break down in court

The accused, Hema Ahuja, Bhakti Meher and Ankita Khandelwal, broke down in the court saying they cannot stay in jail anymore after the court said it would hear arguments on their bail applications on June 17.

india Updated: Jun 10, 2019 22:44 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Mumbai
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A special court extended till June 24 the judicial custody of three women doctors, arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of a junior colleague and passing racist slurs against her, and adjourned the hearing on their bail pleas.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

A special court extended till June 24 the judicial custody of three women doctors, arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of a junior colleague and passing racist slurs against her, and adjourned the hearing on their bail pleas.

The accused, Hema Ahuja, Bhakti Meher and Ankita Khandelwal, broke down in the court saying they cannot stay in jail anymore after the court said it would hear arguments on their bail applications on June 17.

The court extended for 14 days the jail custody of the three doctors, attached to the B Y L Nair hospital here, who were arrested on May 29 on charges of abetment of suicide of their junior colleague Dr Payal Tadvi.

The trio said injustice has been meted out to them and pleaded the court to at least advance the hearing on their bail pleas. The accused have been booked under relevant section of IPC and under Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act and the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Jun 10, 2019 22:44 IST