Payal Tadvi Suicide Case: All three accused to be sent to judicial custody till June 10

Meanwhile, the post-mortem had revealed that there were ligature marks on her neck and few bruises on her body which could indicate Tadvi was murdered

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A day after the investigation of Dr. Payal Tadvi's suicide case was handed over to the Mumbai Crime branch, a special court ordered all the three accused to be sent to judicial custody after they were produced in court on Friday, May 31. Accordingly, the three accused— Dr. Bhakti Mehare, Dr. Hema Ahuja and Dr. Ankita Khandelwal— will remain in custody till June 10.

Payal Tadvi, a 26-year-old postgraduate student at BYL Nair Hospital committed suicide after her seniors Dr. Hema Ahuja, Dr. Bhakti Mehar and Dr. Ankita Khandelwal allegedly harassed her with casteist remarks. 

In response, the accused doctors, on Monday, 27 May, had written a letter to the Association stating,

"We want college to conduct a fair investigation. But this isn't the way to do investigation through the police force and media pressure without listening to our side.”

On May 28, all three accused who were on the run were arrested. However, the post-mortem had 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.

Meanwhile, Payal's family has claimed that they never said that it was a murder and not a suicide case which is contrary to their lawyer Nitin Satpute's claim. 

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