PMC Bank Crisis: 39-Year-Old Doctor with account in bank commits suicide

Prior to the incident, two bank account holders, Fattomal Punjabi and Sanjay Gulati, had died due to heart attack

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In a recent incident, a 39-year-old doctor who had an account in the now-defunct Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank allegedly committed suicide at her residence in a posh Mumbai locality. However, the police stated that they 'did not think' that the suicide was related to the scam-hit PMC Bank crisis.

An official said that Nivedita Bijlani, a 39-year-old doctor staying with her father in Versova's Model Town area, consumed a heavy dose of sleeping pills on Monday night. He added that the cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

The crisis in PMC bank was first exposed on September 23, when RBI directed it to shut down its operations. In addition, a withdrawal limit of ₹1000 per account had been imposed but on October 14, RBI had relaxed this limit to Rs 40,000. 

Meanwhile, it was learnt that the victim was suffering from depression since the last few years and had previously attempted suicide in March in the United States.

The deceased was practising medicine in the USA and had a 17-year-old daughter from an earlier marriage along with an 18-month old-son from her second marriage to an American national.

An accidental death case has been registered at Versova police station and more details on this are awaited. 

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