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Thursday, October 3, 2013

213 - MTech student from IIT slits wrist, saved - TNN

Yogita Rao, Oct 2, 2013, 05.05AM IST

MUMBAI: An MTech student from IIT-Bombay attempted suicide last week in his hostel room on the campus. The post-graduate student slit his wrist, and after a while approached the security guards outside the hostel. He had lost a lot of blood by then. The guards rushed him to the institute's hospital, saving him in the nick of time.

While the institute officials have not been able to ascertain the reason, the student has left for his hometown with his parents and will be back after a while. A senior institute official said that the student was under some stress. 

"We have not managed to establish the reason behind his act. But students go through tremendous pressure at this age. They feel responsible for their family. 

Getting a good job during the placement season also is worrisome for many. It is not just the BTech students who are under stress," said the official.