The police said an investigation into Krishna Prasanth’s death is on, despite his kin saying they don’t suspect foul play.

Body of TN medico who committed suicide in Chandigarh brought back to Madurai
news Suicide Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 19:08

The body of Krishna Prasath, the first-year medical student in Chandigarh, who died on Monday, has been brought back to Madurai. His parents will be taking the body back to Rameswaram, his hometown.

Krishna Prasath, who was pursuing his studies at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, was found dead in his hostel room at the institute on Monday morning. According to a report in The Hindu, Krishna Prasath’s family and friends initially suspected foul play. However, speaking to media persons, Krishna Prasath’s uncle Ravi refuted this claim on Wednesday. He also added that there were no injuries on his body.

“A few days ago when he spoke on the phone, he had said that he couldn't speak Hindi and was finding it difficult there. He didn't understand what the patients were saying and he was not given any counselling help or anything,” said Ravi.

However, officials from the Sector 11 police station in Chandigarh told TNM that an inquest report had been filed and the investigation is on. A report is expected to be submitted shortly.

The death was brought to the attention of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, who announced a compensation of Rs 3 lakh as ex gratia.

In January, Sharath Prabhu from Tiruppur district was found dead in Delhi. Prabhu was pursuing his Master’s in medicine at the Delhi University.

Dr Mariraj, a Dalit doctor from Kadayanallur in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, attempted suicide at the BJ Medical College in Ahmedabad on January 5, allegedly owing to the caste discrimination he faced from professors and colleagues at the college.

In July 2016, Saravanan Ganesh, another medical student from Tiruppur district, who was studying general medicine at AIIMS, was found dead under similar circumstances.

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