IIT-Hyderabad student commits suicide; third incident in a year
HYDERABAD: An engineering student of Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT-H) committed suicide on Tuesday by jumping off from the third flood of a campus building.
According to police, the student Pichikala Siddharth, 20, was pursuing BTech third year in computer science and engineering department. “At about 3.26am, he committed suicide by jumping off from third floor. He sent a mail with suicide note to his friend," read a press release issued by the Sangareddy police.
In his suicide note, the student attributed the reason for taking the extreme step to depression. "Life rather seems depressing. Never ending strands of misfortune to an extent that I mentally couldn’t tolerate it. I have no clue how my future is going to be. I have been feeling this for the past two months," read the suicide note.
He further mentioned that he couldn’t concentrate well in academics. "There is a critic within me questioning my every move to the extent that I feel I shouldn’t exist. Yes, I shouldn’t exist because I am a self-obsessed guy. I was brought up that way, being compared with my peers all the time," read the suicide note.
Soon after the incident, the student was shifted to Balaji Hospital for first aid following which he was taken to Continental Hospital in Gachibowli. Police said that he died while undergoing treatment.
In a statement issued by the IIT-Hyderabad, the authorities extended deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. "It is with deep grief and sadness that IIT Hyderabad has to inform the passing away of a third year BTech student today (29th October 2019). IIT Hyderabad faculty, staff and students extend their deepest condolence to the family, friends and other near and dear ones of the deceased student. This is indeed an irreparable loss to the institute and the family. May his soul rest in peace," read the statement.
It maybe recalled that this is the third suicide in the last one year. First suicide incident was reported in February where a third year student Anirudhya Mummaneni had jumped off from the hostel building. In July, a final year master’s student Mark Andrew Charles had hanged himself inside the hostel room.
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murali mohan756 • murali mohan • 3 days ago
Parents should talk to their children regularly and understand their well being, both Physical and mental health. Timely intervention by all stakeholders namely parents, faculty members and student counsellors will avoid such tragic incidents. May his soul rest in peace.
Mohammed AbdulMalik• 3 days ago
Yogesh • Delhi • 3 days ago
Now a days students are forced to study. This is worst than slavery. It is almost terrorism, taking the lives of the students. If the students are not interested in studies, they should not be forced to study. Right to Education is non-sense. They should learn some skilled work or do agriculture and farming.
Sanjay Jahagirdar• Panaji • 3 days ago
Yogeshji, you are absolutely right. Education doesn''t provide job, but skills do.
Arnab Biswas• 3 days ago
In our Indian education system one need to study all even though he will work with one
LIFE ON 2 WHEELS • 3 days ago
MAY HIS SOUL FIND PEACE....I think teachers and parents should talk to kids everyday and see if there is anything unusual in their behavior.
Yash • Mumbai • 3 days ago
That one day you would look back and feel how silly it was even to think about ending life
Dr K J BABU • 3 days ago
In his suicide note he mentioned that he is being compared with his peers since his childhood, which is a big mistake by some parents and teachers.
Truth Truth • Location • 3 days ago
Memorise and vomit in exam.This is education system in India.No fun, no creativity.
Santhosh Reddy • hyderabad • 3 days ago
Parents are also equally responsible, my his soul rest in peace. As he mentioned parents just keep on comparing and pestering till he breaks down psychologically and emotionally.
Sunand Shadrach Mabbula • 3 days ago
Commiting suicide is not the solution. You leave parents and siblings in utter grief and mental agony.
Thelma Lobo • 3 days ago
Pity the Brain Drain!
praveen k• 2 days ago
The amount of stress that students go through is phenomenal. They have to be helped to overcome self-doubt, depression and self-esteem issues which crop up time to time.
chanakya• 3 days ago
Quota sys is killing young indians..
Rajesh K• 1 hour ago
this has nothing to do with quota, you seem to be misinformed
Raju Sotala• 3 days ago
My deepest condolences to his family and May his soul rest in peace...
sunjay kanotra • 3 days ago
It''s high time India Should change their education system
Farooque Khan • Al Khobar, Ash Sharqiyah • 3 days ago
There is huge pressure on every young person to be successful and become rich. Money is the object of worship, which root cause of all evils.
Al Ansaar • 3 days ago
sad.i think he was not aware of modijis entreprenuership schemes.
Mohammed Ziauddin Mohammed • Jeddah • 3 days ago
Stupid and Coward ...life is precious he did’t understand