Payal Tadvi Suicide Case: Autopsy Report Reveals Ligature Mark on the Neck

All the three accused have been arrested and police has further found injury marks on Payal Tadvi's body.


On May 22, Payal Tadvi, a post-graduate student at BYL Nair Hospital committed suicide alleging that her seniors - Dr. Bhakti Mehere, Dr. Hema Ahuja and Dr. Ankita Khandelwal were tormenting her with casteist slurs. 

On May 28, all three accused who were on the run were arrested. However, the post-mortem has opened up all new horizons as it revealed that there were ligature marks on her neck and few bruises on her body. The victim's lawyer has argued that these bruises indicate that she was allegedly murdered and hanged by the accused. Police have stated that the door was locked from inside therefore there are bleak prospects that it's a murder. 

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As stated in India Today, the accused's lawyer argued that abetment of suicide is when someone intentionally wants to harm the person, but the accused (in this case) had only pulled her up for work and there was no intention to harm her.

He further said that if the victim found no other option, she could have walked out of her job or lodged a complaint with the higher authorities of the hospital, which she did not. He further cited a WhatsApp chat which showed Payal telling her mom that they did not know what her caste was. 

Another lawyer of the accused stated that Payal's husband was also a doctor and she still didn't stay with him which hints towards marital disputes between them and could also be the reason for suicide.   

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