Not Suicide, Mumbai Doctor Was Murdered, Alleges Lawyer After Autopsy Shows Injury on Her Neck

The post-mortem report of doctor Payal Tadavi, who was found dead in her hostel room recently, has revealed evidence of a ligature mark around her neck. Under “provisional cause of death”, the post-mortem report stated “evidence of ligature mark over neck,” the ANI reported.

Three senior doctors, accused of tormenting 26-year-old Payal with casteist slurs and abetting her suicide, were arrested on Tuesday. On Wednesday, a Mumbai court sent all three doctors – Bhakti Mehre, Ankita Khandelwal and Hema Ahuja – to two-day police custody as her family sought directions for the crime to be treated as a murder.

Nitin Salute, representing Payal’s family, argued in court that circumstances of the medical post-graduate student’s death suggested it was a murder case. “The accused had taken Payal’s body to some other place and it was later brought back to hospital, so there is a suspicion of tampering. From the circumstances of her death and bruise mark on her body, it can be said that it must be a case of murder. Therefore, the police must look at this as a murder case,” Salute said.…