Telangana: Jr Dr, Battling For Life Over Suspected Ragging, Dies

Telangana: Jr Dr, Battling For Life Over Suspected Ragging, Dies

Telangana: Jr Dr, Battling For Life Over Suspected Ragging, Dies

The junior medical student from Warangal’s Kakatiya Medical Collaboration, who was admitted to hospital following a suicide bid on February 22, died on Sunday night.

The student, who was admitted to Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences in Hyderabad, died at 9.10 pm on Sunday.
A statement issued by NIMS hospital read, “In continuation to the health update of Dr Preethi, despite continues efforts of Multidisciplinary team of Specialist Doctors, she could not be saved and (was) declared dead on 26/02/2023 at 9:10 pm.”

Further details are awaited.

On February 22, the junior doctor allegedly tried to kill herself by self-administering some injections at the Kakatiya Medical College, AV Ranganath, Warangal police commissioner, said.

She was undergoing treatment at NIMS, Hyderabad and her condition was said to be critical, doctors said.

The Warangal commissioner added that the victim was a first-year PG student at Kakatiya Medical College (KMC) in Warangal.

“She was last seen at the emergency OP while she was on duty and later, she left her room informing other doctors that she was experiencing a headache and stomach ache. She was later found in an unconscious state,” the commissioner said.

On February 24, Commissioner Ranganath said, “A second-year medical student of MJM Hospital has been arrested in connection with the death of first-year female medical student on February 22. We have booked him under SC/ST Act & Anti-Ragging Act.”

“Social media and personal chats between the two establish that she was subjected to ragging. Further investigation will be conducted once the toxicology report (which determines the presence of drugs or a foreign substance in a dead body),” the Warangal commissioner said.

The victim’s family members alleged that she was harassed by a senior male doctor.

The victim’s father lodged a complaint with the police claiming that a senior PG doctor had been harassing her for the last few days and evetually drove her to take the extreme step.

Police said they were probing the matter from all angles. (ANI)

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