Kolkata: In a shocking incident, a young female doctor allegedly committed suicide in Kolkata's RG Kar Medical College and Hospital on Friday morning. According to sources, she jumped off the 11th floor of the hospital. She was reportedly engaged in the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

The deceased has been identified as Paulmi Saha. The 25-year-old woman was a junior doctor at the hospital, a student of PGT course. On Friday, she was on duty at the fever clinic. Eyewitnesses said that suddenly a huge sound of something heavy hit the ground came from the casualty block of the emergency department. They rushed to the spot and saw Paulmi's body lying there. She died on the spot.

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Reportedly, Paulmi Saha had been treating COVID-19 patients in the fever clinic for days. Gradually, mental exhaustion was perhaps engulfing her. The junior doctor even talked to her colleagues about this. At the same time, the fear of coronavirus infection was also growing.

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Police arrived at the hospital after receiving news of the incident. They sent Paulmi's body for autopsy. Initial investigations suggest it was an act of suicide. However, no suicide note was found at the scene or with the body. So the police are looking into other possibilities too. They are now waiting for the autopsy report. They believe, it will clear all the doubts.