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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Two suicides in IIT-M - The Hindu

CHENNAI, July 15, 2016


In two separate incidents, a research scholar and the wife of a professor, both from the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, committed suicide on the campus on Wednesday.

Police sources said that P. Maheswari (34), a post-doctoral research scholar in chemistry, was a resident of Puducherry. She was staying at the Sabarmati hostel on the campus.
On Wednesday, around 4 p.m., she was found hanging. Police sources said that she was married.

In another incident, G. Vijayalakshmi(47), wife of Ganesan, a professor at the institute, was found hanging in their flat.
The police are investigating. Both the bodies have been sent to the Government Royapettah hospital for post-mortem examination.

In a statement, the institution said the family of the research scholar had been informed of the incident and that they are extending full cooperation to the authorities. 

Sneha's suicide prevention helpline is 044 24640050 and the State's helpline is 104.