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Sunday, July 17, 2016

IIT Madras shocker: 2 women commit suicide on campus on same night - India Today

Two women decided to end their lives in two separate incidents on the same night. A post doctoral student, Maheswari, 34 years and Varalakshmi, 47 years, were the two who committed suicide.

Akshaya Nath  | Posted by Avarnita Mathur
Chennai, July 14, 2016 | UPDATED 18:01 IST

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras campus was in a state of silence and shock. The generally happening campus was filled with tight security check, following two shocking incidents on the night of July 13, 2016.

Two women decided to end their lives in two separate incidents on the same night. A post doctoral student, Maheswari, 34 years and Varalakshmi, 47 years, were the two who committed suicide.

NO SUICIDE NOTE FOUND


The investigating officials have said that these two separate incidents have happened due to respective personal reasons. However, the police have not found suicide note in both the incidents.

According to police, the post doctoral student's husband is the head of the department of a university in Villupuram and the couple have a 11-year-old son. It is also reported that Varalakshmi, who committed suicide in the staff quarters was the wife of a professor at IIT Madras. Varalakshmi is said to have been depressed about the health of her child who was mentally challenged.

WHAT THE INSTITUTE SAID
IIT Madras officials are shocked by the two incidents and have sent out the following message:

"IIT Madras reports with deep sadness, the death of a post-doctoral research scholar in the campus. The scholar's family has been informed. The institute is taking necessary action and is extending full cooperation to the civil authorities.

The institute extends its deep felt condolences to the family and the near and dear ones of the scholar for the unfortunate, untimely and devastating loss.

We are sure that the media is with us in respecting the privacy of the individual and giving due consideration for the feelings of the bereaved family and friends during this difficult time."