Dr Sheetal Amte Karajki, the granddaughter of Baba Amte committed suicide at the Anandwan Ashram, at her residence, in Chandrapur District on Monday , 30 Nov. She reportedly injected herself and ended her life, said a police official P. Pendarkar of Warora Police Station.
Sheetal was a trained doctor, disability specialist and social entrepreneur. She was working as Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Maharogi Sewa Samiti (MSS), Warora, which focuses on helping people disadvantaged by Leprosy.
MSSMSS was founded by social worker Baba Amte. It has built livelihood capabilities of 2.7 Million marginalized people, especially those with disabilities like leprosy afflicted, orthopedically handicapped, vision and hearing impaired and primitive tribal populace since 1949.
A few weeks ago, Dr Sheetal had posted a video on her Facebook account wherein she had levelled some serious allegations against the trust (Maharogi Seva Samiti- MSS) and Amte family. The video, however, was deleted within 2 hours. The allegations were later refuted by Amte family through a joint statement on November 24. The statement had signatures of her parents Dr Vikas, his wife Dr Bharati along with Dr Prakash Amte and Dr Mandakini Amte.