Dr. Payal Tadvi is a postgraduate student of gynecology who committed suicide after being continuous torture by three of her seniors. Payal Tadvi coming from the Tribal category in rural areas commits suicide after casteist slurs and torture by seniors, identified as Dr. Hema Ahuja, Dr. Bhakti Mehar, and Dr. Ankita Khandelwal.
What Happened in Payal’s Hostel?
Before the incident, one of Payal’s friend knocked at her door to take her for dinner. But she didn’t open the door for more than 1 hour. And then her friend informed officers and when they arrived, she was hanged to death. She used dupatta to suicide. Even after they arrived, they couldn’t save Payal because she hanged almost 30 minutes before.
Action Taken By the Government
Deepak Kundal who is Assistant Commissioner of Police in Agripada division has registered a case under Section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code and other relevant sections of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, the Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act, and IT Act. They have asked the hospital administration to cooperate with them.
Tweets about Justice For Payal
This is seriously one of the highest crime against Humanity. People still stuck under the caste and creed. #justiceforpayal is trending on twitter to ask justice for Payal.
#Mumbai: Dr Payal Tadvi, A Medical student commits suicide after casteist slurs by seniors. Case registered under various act including SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.#JusticeForPayal pic.twitter.com/BmoDLWotHp
— APN NEWS (@apnnewsindia) May 25, 2019
Pathetic . She's a doctor for God's sake. What difference does her caste make? It's shameful that the educated folks hold such opinion. Ragging, inspite of being a criminal offence, is shamelessly practiced in most of the medical colleges. This must be stopped. #JusticeForPayal
— Monalika Singh (@MonaSingh13499) May 25, 2019
It’s time to stand up against any kind of discrimination on the basis of caste, creed or class.