UP: Postgraduate student commits suicide at Saifai medical university
AGRA: A 27-year-old postgraduate medical student of Pathology in Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences in Etawah's Saifai allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan in her room inside the campus. Dr Vandana Shukla was last spotted on Saturday and her body was found hanging two days later on Monday night. According to police, they received a call from the university administration on Monday at 11pm, after foul smell started emanating from her room. The police broke the door of her room, which was bolted from inside, and found her body hanging from the ceiling fan. She had used a stole (dupatta) to hang her self. The body was immediately sent for autopsy after informing her parents, said Additional SP (rural) Omveer Singh. He told TOI that no police complaint has been received from the victim's parents so far. Dr Shukla hailed from Ghaziabad and after completing her MBBS from Saraswati Medical College from Hapur, she joined Saifai university two years back for pursuing her post-graduation in Pathology. She was a brilliant student and was a very cheerful person, according to the university administration. The victim’s father KK Shukla, a BJP leader in western Uttar Pradesh, told TOI that her daughter last spoke to the family on Saturday around 3pm and after that, there was no contact with her. “As we were busy so we did not contact her and last night we received a call about her suicide,” Shukla said, adding that he was waiting for an autopsy report as the exact picture would be clear after that.According to sources, Dr Shukla did her duty in the hospital on Saturday and the next morning, a milkman knocked her door, but she did not open the door. When foul smell started emanating from her room, her neighbours alerted the administration. Earlier this year, another lady doctor, Dr Shailja Sachdeva, had made a suicide bid by hanging herself, but she was saved in the nick of time.