‘Depressed’ woman doctor takes poison shot, dies

Published: 17th August 2012 10:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th August 2012 10:24 AM   |  A+A-


A noted city-based gynaecologist, who was said to have been suffering from depression for sometime, injected poison into her veins and committed suicide here on Thursday.

Dr Ramya (39), wife of Dr Vignesh, an anaesthetist, residing at Ganesh Enclave in the Cantonment area here, was battling for life after she injected poison into her blood around 8.15 am. Soon, she was rushed to a private hospital where she was declared dead. Subsequently, the body was taken to the Annal Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital for post mortem.

According to sources, Ramya and her husband entered into a business partnership with a private  hospital in the city. The hospital authorities allegedly snapped ties with them and the doctor couple were practising separately, on their own. Dr Ramya, a noted gynaecologist in the city, used to be always busy handling a lot of patients while her husband Dr Vignesh too was mostly preoccupied.

The couple has an eight-year-old daughter Priya and four-year-old son Rohit.

On Thursday, Ramya prepared her daughter Priya for her school and is believed to have committed suicide soon after sending her off to school. ACP C K Gandhi visited the spot and conducted inquiries. Police also seized a syringe allegedly used by Dr Ramya. Finger print experts were consulted and they too conducted inquiries. Dr Ramya’s mother told police that she was undergoing treatment for depression and attempted to commit suicide earlier.


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