Shimla: A postgraduate student from the Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) allegedly died by suicide and was found dead at her rented house in Shimla’s Lakkar Bazar locality, confirmed the police.
The student has been identified as a 31-year-old postgraduate student and came from Dwarka in Delhi.
The Hindustan Times reports that the student pursuing post-graduation in surgery had attended her duty at the hospital on Tuesday. However, the student did not show up for her duty in the outpatient department the next morning following which her colleagues began calling her.
When the doctor did not respond to the phone calls, they reached her place and found the door of her room locked from the inside. They then called the police, who came and broke the door. She was found lying dead in her room. A suicide note was found by the police and the forensic experts in her room.
The superintendent of police (SP), Shimla, Monika Bhutungru told HT, “In the note, the deceased has not blamed anyone for the suicide.” She added, “The note found in the room has been sent for investigation. The cause of the death can only be ascertained after we get the autopsy report.”
As per preliminary information, the doctor was reported to have been going through mental health problems and was undergoing treatment at the IGMC. The body has been sent for post-mortem examination. The police have also registered a case and have begun their investigation.
Shimla Sadar Police SHO Sandeep said that he had reached the spot as soon as he got information about the incident. The woman was reported to have been alone in the house.