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Third IIT-Madras suicide this year, PhD student from Bengal ends life

A PhD student from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, allegedly died by suicide in his room in Tamil Nadu’s Velachery on Friday.

“On March 31, the deceased student posted a WhatsApp status ‘I am sorry not good Enough’. Seeing the status, his friends reached his home and found Sachin hanging in his room. An ambulance was called and he was pronounced dead on examination. Further investigation is underway,” said Tamil Nadu police.

The student has been identified as a 32-year-old from West Bengal and from Mechanical Engineering Department.

Following the tragic incident, the police have taken the body of the deceased into custody and sent it to Royapet Government Hospital for autopsy.

The IIT Madras has now reported three cases of suicide in 2023 alone. One of them occurred on March 14 this year, when a third-year BTech student from Andhra Pradesh named Vaipu Pushpak Sree Sai died by suicide by hanging at the Madras IIT Campus. Similarly, on February 14, a PhD student from Maharashtra was found hanging in a room within the IIT campus.

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