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Index Medical College: Final year PG Anesthesia takes Anesthesia Overdose

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Indore: By injecting herself with a heavy dose of anaesthesia through intra-cath, a postgraduate student of a city-based private medical college allegedly committed suicide. The father of the deceased has accused the college management of the death.

“Dr Smriti Laharpure (32), a resident of Bhopal, was found dead in her hostel room at Index Medical College and it appears that she injected herself with the anaesthetic at around 1:30 am,” Khudail Police Station in charge Hakam Singh Pawar informed PTI. She was a student of PG Anaesthesia at the college.

Pawar said that a suicide note had been recovered and based on certain clues; a close friend of the deceased was being questioned.


According to Dainik Bhasker report, the deceased was on duty till 6 pm. After duty, she went to her hostel room with intra-catheters and chatted with someone over the phone. She placed the suicide note’s diary with the list of lab items in the closet of a fellow doctor, who after finding the same reached to her room and called the police and her relatives.

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A 12-page suicide note has been written in 3 to four days by the deceased, as per a police statement.

The college management had given her the notice to deposit the fees amounting to around 9.9 lakh, and her father alleged that due to this only she had been feeling pressurized and was forced to take this step.

Dr Smriti had united many of the students and filed a case in the high court regarding the affiliation of the college, the father informed. Her father further alleged that the college management has been harassing her since the decision came in favour of the students.

On the court’s direction, the college has to pay the fees and other facilities to the students.

Furthermore, her co-workers told the police that some of the college associates used to harass her and she also had a dispute over the fee increase lately.

Responding to the swirl of allegations, RC Yadav, the administrative officer of the college, denied any role of the college management in Dr Smriti’s suicide. The doctor who found the suicide note in his closet had hidden it there in the first place, Yadav claimed while speaking to Dainik Bhasker.

The body had been sent for post-mortem and further investigations were underway, Pawar added.


Source: with agency inputs

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