Warora: The probe into Dr Sheetal Amte Karajgi’s suicide case has commenced. Dr Sheetal’s body was found under suspicious condition at Anandwan, Warora on November 30 afternoon. As per initial reports, Cops have registered a case of accidental death and confiscated two mobile phones, tabphone, laptop, syringe from the bedroom of Dr Sheetal.
Dr Sheetal was the grand daughter of Late Baba Amte, Magsaysay Awardee and the daughter of renowned social worker, Dr Vikas Amte. Sheetal was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Maharogi Sewa Samiti founded by late Baba in 1951.
On Monday afternoon Dr Sheetal reportedly injected herself with some poisonous substance when she was alone at her residence in Anandwan. She was married to Gautam Karajgi, an engineer, and had a six-year-old son Sharvil.
For last some months there were some disputes in the Amte family. During lockdown, disturbed over some issues, Dr Sheetal’s mother Dr Bharti and brother Kaustubh had left for Somnath and stayed there. Dr Sheetal was at Anandwan with her husband, son and father Dr Vikas Amte. Last week she circulated a Facebook post alleging misappropriation in the MSS. However, she immediately deleted that controversial post.
On November 22 the Amte family circulated a joint statement stating that Dr Sheetal was suffering from some mental illness and the MSS will continue its social services till end.
She was not insane. She was doing her work and activities. Some media reports against her had affected her mental health, Gautam Karajgi added.
Narrating the whole incident, Sheetal’s husband Gautam said, “On the fateful day, my mother had gone to some private clinic and I went to office. Dr Sheetal and Sharvil were at home. It took half an hour for me to reach home. When I reached and knocked the door there was no response. I went inside and was stunned to see Sheetal lying on bed and her face covered with foam. She was immediately moved to Civil Hospital where she was announced brought dead.”
Meanwhile, inquired about police investigation, SDPO Nilesh Pande informed that forensic team from Nagpur is investigating the matter. “We seized laptop, two mobile phones, tab- phone, 20-25 tablets of Dr Sheetal Amte from the spot. However no suicide note was found. The post-mortem examination report will reveal exact cause of death,” added Pande.