A 29-year-old MBBS doctor pursuing MD from civic-run King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital died of anesthesia overdose on Thursday, the police said. The doctor, identified as Natasha Bengali, a Worli resident, was allegedly under stress due to her academics, said the police.
Bengali was pursuing an MD degree from KEM hospital and was in the third year of her course. On Thursday, when she returned to her Worli residence at around 3.30 pm, she went straight to her room. When her mother, who is also a doctor, came home in the evening and enquired with the house help about her daughter, she told her that Bengali was in her room.
To check up on Begali, her mother went inside the room, only to find her lying unconscious. The police said that at the time of the incident, her father was at home but he was in the living room. Both her parents rushed her to civic-run BYL Nair Hospital, where doctors declared her dead on arrival. The hospital authorities then alerted the police, who later sent her body for post-mortem to ascertain the exact cause of death. The doctor has administered the injection on her left hand, said police.
The doctor had been under stress since the last couple of months and was also being treated for the same. She was worried about her third year exam results, said police. The police did not recover a suicide note from the spot. Most of the family members including her mother, brother and her aunts are doctors while her father is an engineer, said police.
“Prima facie we suspect that she has died due to anesthesia overdose, we have registered an accidental death report and further investigation is underway,” said Anil Koli senior inspector of Worli police station.
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