35-year-old Delhi doctor ends life, leaves behind ‘wishes’ for friends

Suicide note silent on cause of extreme step taken

35-year-old Delhi doctor ends life, leaves behind ‘wishes’ for friends

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 1

In a tragic development on Saturday, a 35-year-old doctor at Max Saket hospital here died by suicide leaving behind a note mentioning good wishes for family and friends amid Covid surge.

The suicide note was silent on the cause of the extreme step Vivek Rai took, said the Delhi police, which is continuing further probe as health systems remain stretched to a limit amid an alarming Covid surge.

The police said “a suicide note addressed to family and friends was found. In the note the deceased has wished well for all his known persons. No reason for suicide has been mentioned. Further probe continues,” the cops said.

The information regarding the suicide was received at police station Malviya Nagar at 11.16 pm last night and the caller said her a friend’s husband was not opening his room door.

After receiving the information ASI Jagdish Kumar reached the Malviya Nagar house and found Vivek Rai hanging from a ceiling fan with a saree. The crime team was called at the spot and the scene was inspected.

The cops said the suicide notice did not make any allegation against anybody.

The body was shifted to AIIMS mortuary and post-mortem of the deceased was done.

Some of the deceased doctor’s friends however took to Twitter to say he was under tremendous pressure from looking after Covid patients in the ICU all the time.

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