A local BJP leader in Rajasthan has been arrested for instigating a mob to harass a doctor after the death of a patient in a private hospital she owned. Archana Sharma, the doctor who was accused of murder, died by suicide on Wednesday leaving behind a heartbreaking suicide note where she asserted her innocence. Following the suicide, which has triggered outrage across the country, the Chief Minister suspended police officers in the area.
The woman patient, whose family had protested against Dr Sharma, had died on Tuesday due to a haemorrhage shortly after giving birth at a private hospital in Rajasthan’s Dausa.
Later, her family held demonstrations outside the hospital and left only after the police filed a case of murder against Dr Archana Sharma and her husband. The police said Dr Sharma was distraught by the demonstrations and the filing of the First Information Report naming her. She ran the hospital along with her husband.
Doctors have hit the streets demanding action against the state police, which filed a murder case against Archana Sharma on basis of complaints from the family of the patient who died.