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It could have been me. That was the first thought that crossed my mind when I read about Priya Vedi. Less than a year ago, I typed up a suicide note and wondered who to send it to and how to end it. For some reason, I couldn't go through with it. Probably because I couldn't let him have the pleasure of seeing me crash and burn.
A doctor at a prestigious medical institution was compelled to kill herself after allegedly being harassed for dowry and being unable to bear that her husband was gay. In today's world, where there are a million resources - support organisations (for both LGBT and women), the internet, professional counselling and so much more - what propelled Priya to her untimely death? What sort of desperation drove her to not seek help but instead kill herself? Why did she not walk out of the marriage and seek a divorce?
NEW DELHI — A 31-year-old doctor at AIIMS allegedly committed suicide by slitting her wrist after her husband started mentally torturing because she found out that he was actually gay. Failed marriage...