Education Unites World
ISRA 2020
IIT Delhi Higher Education MHRD

Another IIT student commits suicide; second in a week

November 13, 2019

In a suspected case of suicide, an 18-year-old student of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, died after falling from the fifth floor of her hostel building on the campus, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Friday, they said, adding the family has not alleged any foul play.

Police said they received information from AIIMS Trauma centre around 6 pm on November 8 that an IIT student was admitted and later succumbed to her injuries. The mother of the deceased told the police that her daughter was under stress due to her studies, they said.

In her statement, the mother told the police that on the day of the incident, she received a call from her daughter after which she visited her and stayed with her till afternoon, a senior police officer said.

Later in the evening, a security guard near the lecture hall complex heard a sound and rushed to the spot where he found the student had just fallen, the officer said.

In a CCTV footage, the student can be seen going alone towards the ramp of the fifth floor of the hostel, the officer added. Police said no suicide note was found and the post-mortem report is awaited.

Recommended: Depressed over low marks, IIT Madras student commits suicide

Also read: World Suicide Prevention Day 2019: Listening is the best therapy

Source: PTI

Posted in Campus, News
Current Issue
EducationWorld July 2020
ParentsWorld June 2020

Certificate Program in Virtual Teaching
India School Rankings 2020
Renaissance Learning
Financepeer and EducationWorld
ECCE Yatra 2020
WordPress Lightbox Plugin

Send this to a friend