AIIMS doctor commits suicide, gay husband held

Failed marriage, breach of trust and hiding of the sexual orientation by her husband forced Priya Vedi to commit suicide in a hotel room in central Delhi's Paharganj locality.

Her body was recovered by a police team from her room, police said.

Before taking the extreme step, Priya Vedi, a senior anaesthetist at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, wrote a note on her Facebook account and also left a suicide note alleging that her husband was gay and he used to torture her.

Priya Vedi's husband Kamal Vedi, 34, a dermatologist at AIIMS, was arrested later on Sunday on the basis of the suicide note.

Police said that Priya's husband had filed a missing complaint on Saturday evening when he failed to contact her on her mobile since morning.

"After Priya's missing report, we had launched a man-hunt. It was alleged that she could be hiding near Nabi Karim area in central Delhi," Deputy Commissioner of Police Parmaditya said.

Police said that the couple got married five years ago and since then they were staying in AIIMS staff quarters in south Delhi.

Police got the information about Priya Vedi's death during search operation of several hotels in Paharganj." Officials broke open the door and found her lying in a pool of blood on the bed, after they failed to get friendly entry inside Priya's room by knocking at the door," a police official privy to investigation said.

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