26-yr-old Jaslok resident doctor commits suicide

Saturday, 4 January 2014 - 12:18pm IST | Agency: DNA

A woman doctor who was pursuing her post graduation at Jaslok Hospital allegedly committed suicide by injecting an overdose of anaesthesia early on Friday.

The victim, 26-year-old Divya Machiraju, was a first year resident doctor and had joined the PG course, DNB in anaesthesia medicine, three months ago. She hailed from Hyderabad.

Being an anaesthesist, her colleagues said, it became very easy for Divya to acquire drugs and store drugs.

Divya’s body was discovered by her female colleague in the hostel room at 6.45am on Friday.
When Divya’s body was found, rigor mortis had already set in which had led to stiffening of her body joints. “Rigor mortis starts setting in close to 3–4 hours after death,” said a doctor from Jaslok. The police pegged that the incident occurred between 11pm and 6am.

Divya’s roommate broke open the door of the hostel room in the morning. “She was discovered lying in an unresponsive state. She immediately raised an alarm and transferred her to the emergency ward where she was declared dead on admission. She was other wise a bright girl and did not seem depressed. We will provide full co-operation for police investigation,” said Dr Tarang Abhichandani, CEO, Jaslok Hospital.

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