A 32-year-old medical student of Index Medical College committed suicide by taking overdose of anaesthesia in the college hospital on Sunday night. What drove her to take the extreme step is being investigated. She was rushed to hospital by hostel staff and students but was declared brought dead by the doctors.
According to police, Dr Smriti Kumar, a post graduate student of anaesthesia in Index Medical College, committed suicide by taking overdose of anaesthesia. The incident was discovered on Monday early morning when staff and students found her unconscious in her room.
According to sources, Smriti’s friend Prakhar Gupta reached the spot before the police and had broken the door to take out the girl. A college student told police that he read the suicide note after entering the room.
The police have handed over the body to the family members after post-mortem. Forensic expert Dr Bharat Bajpai, who conducted her post mortem said, “She died due to cardiac respiratory arrest. This was due to overdose of anaesthesia.” Police are probing different angles of suicide.
Father blames college
Smriti’s father Kishore Kumar alleged that she was being harassed by college administration due to which she committed suicide. The college management had given her the notice to deposit the fees amounting to around 9.9 lakh, and her father alleged that due to this only she had been feeling pressurized and was forced to take this step.
Dr Smriti had united many of the students and filed a case in the high court regarding the affiliation of the college, the father informed. Her father further alleged that the college management has been harassing her since the decision came in favour of the students.
On the court’s direction, the college has to pay the fees and other facilities to the students. Furthermore, her co-workers told the police that some of the college associates used to harass her and she also had a dispute over the fee increase lately.
However, college authorities denied the allegations and claimed that it pertained to love affair. “Allegations by the girl’s father are false. It might be the matter of love affair due to which she committed suicide,” RC Yadav, college administrator, said.