A 46-year-old doctor identified as Dr. Pavan Laxman Sable associated with KEM Hospital in Parel died by suicide by hanging himself at his residence in Happy Valley Society in Manpada in Thane district of Maharashtra on Saturday, February 18.
Girish Gode, senior police inspector, Chitalsar police station, Thane said, "As per the initial information Dr.Pavan Sable was a habitual drinker and all his doctor friends were also knowing about it. Sable wife asked him to stop his drinking habit but he did not listened to his wife. He has been drinking from last 15 years and he has two children studying in 12th standard. Due to Sable's drinking habit his wife left him and was staying with his mother from last few days. Also the children were preparing for the HSC board examination. The doctor had also applied for resignation and his resignation was accepted on Thursday, February 16, 2023."
On the day he committed suicide, the KEM Hospital official said his wife came to them with his letter of request to take back his resignation and the hospital had agreed to it.
“His wife came to us in the morning with the letter of request and we accepted it. He was a popular teacher in the community medicine department. We were happy that he decided to stay back. The news of his death has shocked us,” said Dr Sangeeta Ravat, dean, KEM Hospital.
Gode further added, "The deceased's driver always used to come at his home to pick him up for any work. On Saturday morning when he came home and knocked the door but there was no response from inside even after several knocks. The driver called Sable's wife who came and opened the door from the key and found that Sable's has committed suicide by hanging from fan. The suicide note was found in which he mentioned that all his property and belongings should be given to his wife. We have registered the accidental death report (ADR) and further investigating the case."
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