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Sunday, April 23, 2017

‘Depressed’ IIT Kharagpur 4th-year student commits suicide - Hindustan Times

INDIA Updated: Apr 22, 2017 10:36 Ist

Koushik Dutta 
Hindustan Times, Midnapore

A fourth year student of aerospace engineering at IIT Kharagpur allegedly committed suicide in his hostel room on Friday.It was second suicide in the campus in less than a month.(Representative Photo)

A fourth-year engineering student at IIT-Kharagpur was found hanging in his hostel room late on Friday night, the latest in a string of similar deaths at premier institutes that have been blamed on high stress and mounting depression.

Sources said Nipin N, a fourth-year student of Aerospace Engineering, allegedly killed himself because of depression. He hailed from Kerala.

The death jolted the institute, considered among the best technical schools in the country that saw a third-year-student’s body found besides the railway tracks just last month.

College authorities had said that mental depression drove Sana Shreeraj, a third year student of electrical engineering, to suicide. Shreeraj, 20,hailed from Tekkali of Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh and stayed at Lala Lajpat Roy hostel in the campus. But his father had said his classmates tortured him, which forced the student to commit suicide.