The police said that the student was pursuing his Masters in Designing and was a native of Varanasi district in Uttar Pradesh.

Im sorry IIT-Hyderabad student kills self in hostel room due to academic pressurePic courtesye: IIT Hyderabad official website
news Death Wednesday, July 03, 2019 - 09:24

In the second such incident in less than six months, a student at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Hyderabad allegedly killed himself in his hostel room, dejected over his academic performance.

The student, who was 20 years old, had gone to his hostel room on Monday night and did not show up on Tuesday, following which his friends broke open the door in the afternoon.

The police said that the student was pursuing his Masters in Designing and was a native of Varanasi district in Uttar Pradesh.

They also found a suicide note, which was written in his diary, where he cited failure to get good marks for his depression. 

Naming some of his friends and family members, the letter reportedly stated, "I never thought I would end up letting all of you down. Do not miss me. I dont deserve it I am not worthy. Just know that I love you all back just the way you did because that is what friends do right?...Thank you for being the best parents.. I am sorry I turned out to be such a waste."

The police said that a case had been registered and the body was shifted to a government hospital for autopsy. Following this, it will be handed over to his parents, who are travelling from Varanasi to Hyderabad.  

A pall of gloom descended among students, staff and teachers of the university after news of the student's death spread on campus. The university's management also expressed grief and extended their condolences to the student's family.

On January 31 this year, in a similar incident, a final year B.Tech student killed himself by jumping off the hostel building.

 

Those in need of counselling can contact Roshni, a suicide helpline operational every day from 11 am to 9 pm. Roshni can be reached at  040 66202000/2001.

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