Published: 05th July 2019
Payal Tadvi's suicide note recovered, letter names accused, claims casteist abuse and harassment
Police have said that they have reason to believe that the three accused destroyed the suicide note, CCTV captured two doctors walking into room after the suicide
Police have reportedly retrieved photos of the suicide note Dr Payal Tadvi left behind on her mobile phone. Tadvi had committed suicide on May 22 because of the casteist harassment she faced from her seniors. So far, the police were having trouble proceeding with the case because of the absence of a suicide note.
According to the Mumbai Mirror, the suicide letter names the three accused who are currently in jail. The letter also reportedly talks about the harassment and casteist abuse that she faced from the three accused in the past year and how she was isolated at work. Police have said that they have reason to believe that the three accused destroyed the suicide note. The police have presented CCTV footage showing the three accused enter the room for three minutes soon after she is believed to have killed herself.
The police are claiming that they were trying to destroy the suicide note.
The Mumbai Mirror spoke to the forensic experts who told them that Tadvi could have taken the photos of the suicide note to send it to her mother, but might have ended up deciding against it. The victim had spoken to her mother shortly before she took her own life. However, the last call on her phone, exactly 121 seconds before she took her own life was from Hema Ahuja, one of the accused, Mumbai Mirror reported.
But Ahuja claimed she had called Tadvi to check on the medicines she had given to a patient. The Kalina Forensic Science Laboratory recovered the suicide note on Monday and submitted it to the police, who shared the information with the Bombay High Court. The police have been asked to verify the note with handwriting experts, the paper reported.
The three accused's bail hearing to July 16. The three seniors have maintained that Tadvi killed herself because she could not handle the 'work pressure'.