Authorities have said that disciplinary action will be initiated against the professor, who is still on the run.

Probe finds absconding professor guilty of medicos suicide at Guntur govt hospitalImage: Facebook/Justice for Dr Sandhya
news News Wednesday, November 02, 2016 - 08:16

A committee that probed the death of PG student B Sandhya Rani at Guntur's Government General Hospital (GGH) on Tuesday found professor Lakshmi, who is the chief accused in the case, responsible for the former's suicide.

Junior doctors in the hospital are protesting for more than a week now, after Rani committed suicide by injecting herself with an anesthetic, blaming a senior professor VV Lakshmi of harassment.

The police found Rani's diary which mentioned Lakshmi's name multiple times, while detailing the harassment she allegedly faced.

The protests escalated after Sandhya's newlywed husband Dr Ravi, a pediatrician in Nalgonda district, attempted suicide due to depression.

Speaking to reporters, state health minister Kamineni Srinivas said that they received the report, and were going to initiate disciplinary action against the professor.

The Times of India quoted him as saying, “We have promised to take stringent action against Dr Lakshmi if proved guilty. Now, the probe committee felt that Dr Lakshmi is guilty. We will not spare her." 

Meanwhile, Lakshmi is absconding and on the run, and the junior doctors are demanding her arrest.

The police is on the lookout.


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