A doctor from Madhya Pradesh hanged himself on January 27, 2019, under immense mental pressure after a case was registered against him under SC/ST act by one of the nurses in the medical facility. The deceased was identified as Dr Shivam Mishra, who was a native of Rewa.
Mishra was provided accommodation in the Doctor’s Colony by the government where he hanged himself. The doctor reportedly could not handle the pressure of a false case filed a fortnight ago and took ended his life. The investigating officers had then informed media, that there was no suicide note on the scene. A person who knew the deceased well and chose to remain anonymous while giving statement, said that the case registered against Mishra was allegedly frivolous and was out of vengeance as the doctor issued a notice to the said staff on grounds of dereliction of duty.
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Later, Churhat SDPO Shailendra Shrivastava said that the body was sent for post mortem to Rewa Medical College. Shrivastava then quoted,
We are investigating all the angles. A case has been registered under the relevant section of the law.
Nurse Booked For Abetment Of Suicide
After more than a year, in May 2020, four people including the female nurse, were booked for abetment to suicide in Sidhi district in connection with Dr Mishra’s case.
SP Sidhi R S Belwanshi said,
After the complaint was registered at Churhat police station, we started investigating. We have now registered case of abetment to suicide.
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According to the sources, cases have also been registered against other three health department workers. The nurse allegedly used to blackmail the deceased doctor with the help of others, which lead to the tragic incident.
Trapping men using gender biased laws is not a new phenomenon. While in this case the accused woman and her partners in crime have been arrested after more than a year to the doctor’s death, most often, women who file false cases go scot free.
Suicide Prevention Contact Details:
Men in distress due to family problems and threats of false cases can contact either of the NGOs listed here: Men Welfare Trust, MyNation Hope Foundation, Save Indian Family Foundation, Vaastav Foundation
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