Thiruvananthapuram: The young doctor, who was found dead in her apartment here on Tuesday, likely took the extreme step after her friend backed out of a marriage proposal, sources said.
Shahana (26), a PG student in the surgery department of the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College, was found dead on Tuesday morning. She had not arrived for night duty at the hospital.
The police have recovered a suicide note in Shahana's handwriting. "Everyone wants money, money triumphs everything," the note said.
Dr Shahana's family alleged that she committed suicide after her doctor friend backed out of a marriage proposal due to dowry. "They (the man's family) asked for a huge dowry and told us that the marriage would not take place if we did not pay it," one of the relatives said.
The Medical College Police, which registered a case of unnatural death, are investigating the young woman's death.