Dr. Payal Tadvi Suicide: Bombay HC grants bail to all three accused

The High Court released the three accused on provisional cash bail worth ₹2 lakh each and ordered to produce surety within eight weeks

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Bombay High Court on Friday granted bail to three accused doctors in connection with the Dr. Payal Tadvi suicide caseThe High Court released the three accused doctors on provisional cash bail worth 2 lakh each and ordered to produce surety within eight weeks. 

The three accused doctors – Dr. Ankita Khandelwal (27), Dr. Bhakti Mehre (26) and Dr. Hema Ahuja (28) – will have to appear before the crime branch every alternate day. The accused, who are third-year resident doctors at BYL Nair Hospital, will not be allowed to go inside the hospital. 

Earlier, they were arrested on the grounds of abetting the suicide of 26-year-old Dr Payal Tadvi. They were also accused of ragging and caste discrimination. 

On Tuesday, while dealing with the bail plea of the accused, Bombay HC expressed disappointment over their behaviour which claimed that ragging and ill-treatment of juniors is sadly common in medical colleges. 

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The three doctors of BYL Nair Hospital were arrested on May 29, seven days after Tadvi committed suicide. The accused, allegedly, made casteist remarks against Dr Payal Tadvi.

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