The case that has been sparking rage across the nation witnessed a new revelation. In the Dr Payal Tadvi suicide case, Mumbai Police have now claimed that the three accused doctors — Dr Ankita Khandelwal, Dr Hema Ahuja and Dr Bhakti Mehare — had destroyed the suicide note of the 26-year-old postgraduate medical student after she died. However, the missing suicide note has been recovered from her mobile phone, which now provides the biggest twist in the case, Mumbai Mirror reported.
Payal allegedly committed suicide in her hostel room at BYL Nair Hospital and Medical College in Mumbai on May 22. It was reportedly the result of seniors hurling casteist slurs at her.
#Payaltadvi suicide: forensic experts recover photos of 3-page suicide note from her mobile phone; hard copy of the note is yet to be found. The PG doctor had hanged herself in her hostel room @ #Nairhospital on May22. Major piece of evidence, police say @ahmedaliTOI pic.twitter.com/MIxizP6nax
— Sumitra Deb Roy (@SumitraRoyTOI) July 5, 2019
According to a report in Times of India, the three-page suicide note of Dr Payal Tadvi was missing until today; however, the files from her cell phone are retrieved. Based on the proof the three seniors are currently under arrest.
Quoting sources, the report said that “the deceased doctor seemed to have taken pictures of her suicide note and stored them in her mobile phones. The three accused doctors were among the first who reached Dr Tadvi’s room after her suicide and allegedly deleted the images from her phone.”
On June 24, a Mumbai court had rejected the bail pleas of three accused doctors arrested on May 29.
All three are third-year resident doctors at BYL had allegedly tormented Payal who belonged to the Tadvi Bhil Muslim community, a Scheduled Tribe. Meanwhile, the hearing of the bail applications of the three accused was adjourned to July 16.
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