Maharashtra: Two doctors commit suicide in four days

On June 02, Dr Rupali, an anaesthetist from Mumbai's leading Tata Memorial Hospital committed suicide due to depression. And barely four days later, another doctor, Dr Mahesh Raut, too, committed suicide in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra

Maharashtra: Two anaesthetists commit suicide in four days

Dr Mahesh Raut, an anaesthesia specialist from Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, committed suicide on Monday night.

According to Ahmednagar police, Dr Raut administered two injections on himself on Monday. His body was found on Tuesday morning by the hospital staff.

The police have found a note near his body. The police have started an investigation into this matter.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, a Police Inspector from Kotwali Police Station, Ramesh Ratnaparkhi, said, “Dr Raut committed suicide at around 11 PM on Monday, June 04. We received a call on Tuesday. We have started our investigation. Dr Raut took two doses of injection together. While investigation, we found a note, we suspect that he committed suicide due to family and financial pressures.”

Earlier this month, on June 02, Dr Rupali Kalkundre, a 31-year-old doctor attached with Mumbai’s Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) had committed suicide as well.

SH Jafri, Senior Public Relations officer of the TMH, said, “Dr Kalkundre was working as Fellow in the anaesthesia department at TATA Memorial Hospital. On Saturday afternoon, she was found unconscious in her room. Despite best efforts, she could not be revived. The case was handed over to the police and a case of suicide was registered. She was under treatment for depression for the past few years.”