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Doctor booked for abetting wife’s suicide

by Vaishali Sharma

On Friday, Ramanathapuram Bazaar police detained a 33-year-old doctor pursuing post-graduation at AIIMS, New Delhi, on accusations of abetting his wife’s suicide, hours after his in-laws and their villagers lay siege to the Superintendent of Police office.

According to sources, Dr Sugantha (31) from Indira Nagar was working as Assistant Medical Officer at Devipattinam PHC. She married Sadaiyanvalasai-native Dr Maheswaran, who is pursuing a PG degree at AIIMS, in 2019. “Our daughter, who went to live with her husband in Delhi for a month in October was subjected to domestic violence. He objected to her working or studying further,” her parents alleged.

Later, the couple returned to Ramanathapuram and Sugantha attempted suicide on November 7. She was rushed to a private medical college hospital in Madurai, but she died on Friday despite treatment. Soon, her parents and villagers laid seige to Superintendent of Police E Karthik’s office.

In the evening, Maheswaran surrendered before the police, and his arrest was registered.

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