The forensic report is expected to establish the exact cause of the death.
Mumbai: Dr Rupali Kulkundare, a 28-year-old anaesthesiologist who worked with the Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), committed suicide late on Saturday night by injecting herself, allegedly with an anaesthesia, in her room at the hospital's Parel campus. The Bhoiwada police, who have registered an accidental death report, suspect the death occurred due to an anaesthesia overdose. According to the police, Dr Kulkundare was on medication for depression for the last three years and has not left behind any note indicating the reason behind the suicide.
The police have sent her body fluid and blood samples for testing to the Kalina-based FSL, while the body was sent to the civic-run KEM Hospital for post mortem. The forensic report is expected to establish the exact cause of the death.
Talking to The Asian Age, Humayun Jafri, public relation officer at TMH said, “Dr Kulkundare was a senior anesthesiologist and was under treatment for depression. A reason of her suicide is yet to be traced.” Mr. Jafri added, “She hails from Kolhapur and after the post mortem, her body was handed over to her parents for her final rites. The detailed report of her suicide is with the police.”
Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone- 4, N.Ambika said, “We suspect an over dose of anaesthesia. We did not find any suicide note, but it is a clear case of suicide since she was depressed. We are in the process of taking statements from her room mates as well as senior doctors, under whom she worked.” She added, “After performing an autopsy, we released her body to her parents for rituals.”