'No organisation came forward to help her', schizophrenic doctor struggling with depression jumps to death
Kolkata: A schizophrenic doctor who was struggling with depression, allegedly jumped from the tenth floor of her apartment in Kolkata and ended her life. The doctor was suffering from depression. She took the drastic step at 11.30 am on Tuesday. The 50-year-old doctor was identified as Joyita Ghosh. Ghosh resided at a condo in Bosepukur Road off the Kasba Connector and was completely dependent on her former tenants as well as neighbours. The woman had been living alone in the flat as her bother and 19-year-old son were settled in Malaysia. The woman's son is studying in Australia. The woman gave up her practice several years ago and was even helped by the local police station. DC (SSD) Rashid Munir Khan said that the woman's behaviour seemed peculiar lately. He added that at around 11.15 am on Tuesday, the woman climbed the parapet on the terrace of the apartment from her 3rd floor flat. A resident saw the woman and raised an alarm, The Times of India reported. Two department security personnel rushed to the terrace to bring the woman down. The woman, however, jumped from the terrace by the time help reached her. The woman fell on her back in the open parking space on the western side of the complex. The woman was taken to the CNMC Hospital and was declared brought dead. Preliminary probe revealed that the woman was a patient of schizophrenia and had been struggling with depression. The woman was also suffering from gastric ulcer and other protracted illness. The police are yet to ascertain why the woman stopped practice and ended her life. An investigating officer said, "Ghost, being a doctor herself, used to rarely cooperate with the doctors treating her and would often actively intervene in her treatment procedures raising a din if her views were not listened to. "Arindam Biswas, a resident of the same society said that the woman suffered a lot. She often used to seek food and money from her neighbours. He added, "No organisation came forward to help her. We contacted her husband who refused to come over to the city and help her. "