Dean, senior doctors booked for abetting suicide of resident doctor

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Five doctors, including the dean of the Government Medical College (GMC) Surat, were booked in Khatodara police station on Wednesday for allegedly abetting suicide of a 24-year-old resident doctor. The victim had ended life on Tuesday by jumping from an under-construction hospital building on New Civil Hospital (NCH) campus. The accused were also booked under Prevention of Atrocities Act following allegations levelled by father of the deceased.

The complaint was lodged by Dinesh Parmar, 56, deputy engineer in Dakshin Gujarat Vij Company Limited office at Bharuch. Police booked Dr Milan, Dr Naresh Makwana, both senior resident doctors in surgery department, Dr Nimesh Verma, head of surgery, Dr Jayesh Brahmbhatt, dean of GMC, and Dr Ganesh Govekar, head of department of forensic. The accused were booked for abetment of suicide and Prevention of Atrocities Act. Dhaval, 24, son of Parmar, allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday by jumping from ninth floor of the under-construction multispecialty hospital on NCH campus.

In his complaint, Parmar alleged that Dhaval had come to study at GMC Surat one and half month ago in masters of surgery. His senior doctors Milan and Naresh were harassing him mentally and physically, Parmar alleged. They also made caste specific slur for Dhaval and due to their harassment the deceased ended life, the father claimed in his complaint.