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MD student ends life at PGIMS, docs strike work

Head of paediatrics dept suspended, booked
MD student ends life at PGIMS, docs strike work
PGIMS resident doctors protest in Rohtak on Friday. Manoj Dhaka

Tribune News Service
Rohtak, June 14

Services at the local PGIMS were affected on Friday as resident doctors went on strike following suicide by an MD (paediatrics) student on Thursday night.

Alleging that Dr Omkar had committed suicide as he was denied leave to attend his sister’s wedding, postgraduate students and resident doctors vandalised the residence of Dr Geeta Gathwala, head of the department of paediatrics.

She was placed under suspension till further orders and an FIR registered against her. In a text message to the Director, she stated that she was “emotionally drained and unwell”.

Postgraduate students and resident doctors alleged that they were being harassed by Dr Gathwala. The body was found hanging from the ceiling of his hostel room with a dupatta. No suicide note was found.

Vice-Chancellor OP Kalra said Dr Omkar was undergoing treatment for depression and had attempted suicide earlier. “Faculty members have collected Rs1.5 lakh for transportation of the body to his home in Karnataka,” he added.


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