Granddaughter of Baba Amte, Dr Sheetal Amte-Karajgi committed suicide at her home in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra. Dr Sheetal Amte was Chief Executive Officer of Maharogi Seva Samiti, a non-government social service organization dedicated to serve the poor patients of leprosy
Dr Sheetal Amte was an Indian public health expert, a disability specialist and a social entrepreneur. She was also the CEO of non-profit organization Maharogi Sewa Samiti. She also reported to had pointed at irregularities in her non-profit organization a week ago. She later removed the post.
As no suicide note was found on the spot, the cause of her suicide was yet to be ascertain. According to reports, Dr Sheetal committee suicide by taking poisonous injection. She was bestowed with “Young Global Leader 2016” at World Economic Forum.