Silent protest outside Press Club of India, judicial probe in journalist suicide case
New Delhi : A section of journalists held a silent protest outside Press Club of India on Tuesday demanding judicial probe in the suicide case of a journalist at AIIMS Trauma Centre.
A 37-year-old journalist undergoing coronavirus treatment at AIIMS Trauma Center in Delhi jumped from the fourth floor of the building and died on Monday afternoon.
He used to work in a Hindi news daily and was survived by his wife and two children in northeast Delhi's Bhajanpura.
At around 2 PM on Monday, the journalist decided to jump from the fourth floor of the Trauma Centre and was shifted to ICU, Devender Arya, Deputy Commissioner of Police (southwest) said.
Doctors at Trauma Center tried to revive him but they lost him after he succumbed to his injuries, said authorities.
Soon after the incident, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan asked the AIIMS director to set a panel to probe the matter.
"I ordered AIIMS Director to immediately constitute an official inquiry into this incident, following which a high-level committee has been set up & shall submit its report within 48 hours."
In a statement, AIIMS mentioned that the journalist was making positive recovery from coronavirus and was stable in the normal room air. They were planning to shift him in the general ward.