Madurai: Raising suspicions over the death of a Tamil medical student at AIIMS in New Delhi recently, medicos in Tamil Nadu demanded that the Central government order a CBI inquiry to unearth the real cause behind his death.
The members of five medical associations, including Tamil Nadu Government Doctors Association (TNDGA), Indian Medical Association and Medical Graduate and Postgraduate Students Association, staged a protest at the entrances of Rajaji Government Hospital on Friday condemning the Delhi police for not conducting a thorough investigation into the case. The associations also demanded that TN Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa draw the attention of PM Narendra Modi on this issue.
TNDGA state president Dr K Senthil said that Saravanan Ganeshan, who had completed MBBS at Madurai Medical College 2009-2015, was dedicated to the profession.
“He was not a weak minded person to inject potassium chloride as reported in the media,” said Senthil. Saravanan Ganeshan’s classmates told Deccan Chronicle that he was a role mode for many of the medical students in the Madurai Medical College. “Even though he got admission for MD Pathology in AIIMS last year, he didn’t join the course because he wished to do MD General medicine,” said Dr Nirananjan. “It is not easy to get admission in AIIMS. But he was determined to study MD general medicine in the institute and also succeeded in getting admission for the second time.”
Saravanan Ganeshan joined the institute on June 1, but within ten days he was reported to have died under mysterious circumstances in the room. “As last round of counselling for the admission ends only by end of this month, we suspect some miscreants might have murdered him to gain admission in that vacant seat,” claimed his classmates.
Many students studying MBBS in MMC endorsed this view. “He used to take classes for us during exam time and advised us to face the exams without any fear. How could such a person inject himself to death,” the students asked.
TNDGA state president Dr Senthil suspects he would have been subjected to ragging in AIIMS. “Most of the Tamil students admitted in the institute were ill-treated by students from other states,” he claimed. Hence he requested the Tamil Nadu MP’s to urge the central government to give protection for Tamil students.