NEW DELHI: The husband of 31-year-old Priya Vedi, a doctor at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has been remanded to a 14-day judicial custody by a Delhi court after his wife committed suicide alleging that her husband is gay and harassed her mentally.

The young doctor at the AIIMS allegedly succumbed to the ‘immense mental torture’ caused by her husband’s sexual orientation. 

Here are few things you need to know about the case:

• Accused Kamal Vedi is a 34-year-old Dermatologist by profession at AIIMS, New Delhi. 
• According to the suicide note shared by his late wife, Priya Vedi, her husband Dr. Kamal Vedi tried having physical relations with her approximately 8 – 10 times   but was unsuccessful.
• Accused Kamal Vedi used a fake gmail account for interacting with other gay friends, share porn, pictures etc – claims the suicide note shared by Priya.
• The gay friends of her husband visited him at his Delhi residence to have sex with him.
• Priya Vedi knew that her husband is a gay as he never had erection, suicide note claims. However, he admitted about the same only a month back. 

What exactly happened?

Dr. Priya Vedi, an anesthetist at AIIMS was found dead with her wrist slit at a hotel in Central Delhi’s Paharganj area where she had checked in following a fight with her husband Dr. Kamal Vedi.

Priya accused her husband of mentally torturing her after she realized that he was gay. The late doctor in her suicide note claimed that she had ‘accepted it’ and was ready to live with the hard reality but the continuous torture by her husband forced her to take the big step.

A detailed suicide note was recovered from the spot and a similar post was shared by Priya on Facebook that revealed that the sexual orientation of her husband led to the bitter relationship between the doctor couple.

Kamal, booked under sections 498A (cruelty) and 304B (dowry death) of Indian Penal Code has been arrested in the case. He had filed a complaint with the police on the evening of April 18 that his wife is missing since morning.