Ahmedabad: A 40-year-old woman, an assistant professor of microbiology at the Gujarat Cancer Society Medical College in Amdupura, on Thursday hanged herself in the bathroom of her house at Jaspur in Gandhinagar district.
According to Santej police, Dr Manisha Chauhan, a resident of Water Lilly in Adani Shantigram at Jaspur, was suffering from depression and this may be the primary reason for her suicide.
“She was working as an assistant professor of microbiology at GCS Medical College and her husband, Dr Nilesh Chuahan, is an assistant professor at GMERS Medical College on the Sola Civil Hospital campus,” said Inspector Vanrajsinh Manjaria of Santej police.
Nilesh, who worked in the gynaecology department, had resigned from his post about five months ago.
Manjaria said Nilesh and Manisha spoke to each other till 5am on Thursday and then went to sleep.
“Manisha slept in her bedroom and Nilesh in the drawing room. At around 8am on Thursday, when Nilesh went to see Manisha, he did not see her in the bedroom. He then went to the bathroom where he saw her hanging from a clothes hanger by her dupatta,” said Manjaria.
Later, Nilesh called Manisha’s brother, Ronak Dhamecha, 37, a resident of Acher in Sabarmati, and told him about her death.
In his statement to police, Dhamecha said that Nilesh informed him that his sister had committed suicide. “When I reached there, she was lying dead in the bathroom of their house. I then called the police,” said Dhamecha.
A team of Santej police reached the spot and began an investigation. The body was sent for post-mortem examination, after which the family had her cremated.
Dhamecha told police that his sister and her husband had a good relationship and they did not have any domestic issues. The couple have an eight-year-old daughter.
Manjaria said, “We have come to know that she was suffering from psychiatric problems which may be the reason for her suicide. We did not get any concrete proof to conclude the investigation, so the inquiry is on.”
Santej police registered a complaint of accidental death in the case.