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Veterinary doctor commits suicide by slitting throat on duty; leaves suicide note

In the suicide note, Dr. Singh stated he decided to take the extreme step after failing to overcome depression

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July 27, 2023, 11:20 pm


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JAIPUR: A 57-year-old veterinary doctor, identified as Dr. Saubhagyadeep Singh, allegedly committed suicide by slitting his throat at the Veterinary Hospital in the Bhavani Cannon Circle area of Alwar. His body was found in the hospital’s bathroom, where he had used a surgical blade to inflict a deep, 12-inch-long cut.

Colleagues rushed Dr. Singh to the district hospital, but the attending doctor declared him brought dead upon arrival. The police also recovered a suicide note, in which Dr. Singh held himself accountable for his taking the extreme step.

According to a police officer, Dr. Saubhagyadeep Singh had been serving at the hospital for the past five years. He resided in Munshi Bagh, within the jurisdiction of Alwar’s Kotwali police station.

A close friend of the victim said that the incident occurred in the afternoon, during the hospital’s closing hours. Dr. Singh excused himself to visit the bathroom. When he did not return for an extended period, the staff called him on his mobile phone. Thhey heard it ringing inside the bathroom.

The staff knocked on the locked bathroom door. After receiving no response for five minutes, they forcibly entered, only to find Dr. Saubhagyadeep Singh with a severe throat wound spanning approximately 12 inches. The bathroom floor was stained with blood.

Initially, the circumstances surrounding Dr. Singh’s death raised suspicions. However, those doubts were dispelled after a suicide note was found. In the note, Dr. Singh revealed his ongoing struggle with depression, attributing his decision to end his life to his mental health condition.

Family members confirmed that Dr. Saubhagyadeep Singh had been dealing with emotional distress following the loss of both his parents. His strong bond with them had left him devastated, leading to a prolonged period of sadness.

Relatives also mentioned that Dr. Singh’s son is an engineer, while his daughter recently completed her medical internship on the same day tragedy struck their family.

First published: July 12, 2023