Doctor’s suicide; Family alleges dowry torture

Bhubaneswar: The family members a woman doctor who committed suicide by jumping from eighth floor of Banalata apartment building in Saheed Nagar here last night, had accused her in-laws of torturing her for dowry.

The woman was identified as Sweta Padma Mishra and a Gynaecologist.

Her husband Arjit Mohapatra is also a Child Specialist and working in a private hospital here.

Though the reason behind the death is unknown, police have started an investigation into it.

Meanwhile, the deceased’s mother-in-law told mediapersons the woman doctor was suffering from psychological disorder.

Brother of Mishra has filed a police complaint at Saheed Nagar police station alleging dowry torture against the deceased’s husband, father-in-law and mother-in-law.

Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrata Bhoi said, “An unnatural death case has been registered and investigation is on. Questioning of family members is going on.”

The reason behind the death would be ascertained from postmortem report, Bhoi added.

The Postmertm of the deceased doctor was carried out today at Capital hospital, and it was videographed.