Payal Tadvi Suicide Case: Police arrests all three accused

The trio, who were on the run since May 22, have been charged under SC/ST Act and section 306 (abetment to suicide) among other things


Mumbai Police arrested all three doctors - Bhakti Mane, Hema Ahuja, and Ankita Khandelwal - accused of driving Dr Payal Tadvi to kill herself. On Wednesday morning, the police arrested Khandelwal while the other two accused were arrested on Tuesday. The three accused were on the run since May 22 after Dr. Tadvi committed suicide. 

The trio worked as senior doctors at BYL Nair Hospital and are accused of tormenting their junior Dr Tadvi with castists slurs. The police have charged the three accused with the provision of SC/ST Act (Prevention of Atrocities), section 306 (abetment to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and others. 

Meanwhile, Dr Tadvi's husband Salman and her mother Abida Salim have demanded that action must be taken against the accused. Dr Tadvi belonged to the Muslim Adivasi community.

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On the other hand, the three women doctors have written to the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) demanding a fair trial. Meanwhile, MARD has suspended the three doctors who are accused in this case. 

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

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