A third-year Btech student at IIT Madras was found hanging from the ceiling of his room, confirmed the media sources on the 14th of March, Tuesday.
The student, who hailed from Andhra Pradesh, was named Pushpak, according to the reports.
The incident allegedly happened exactly a month after another IIT Madras student died by suicide in his hostel room.
The student, Steven Sunny Alappat, hailed from Navi Mumbai and moved to Chennai in 2021 to pursue his MS in Power Electronics, the Free Press Journal had reported.
Steven had allegedly left a suicide note behind, the contents of which were not confirmed by the Chennai Police.
Releasing a statement after the student’s unfortunate demise, IIT madras said, “It is with deep anguish that IIT Madras conveys the untimely passing away of a third year B.Tech. student of Electrical Engineering department on 14.03.2023.
Post Covid has been a challenging environment and the Institute has been endeavouring to improve and sustain the well-being of the students/scholars, faculty and staff on campus while constantly evaluating the various support systems in place.
A standing Institute Internal Inquiry Committee, including elected student representatives, which has been recently constituted will look into such incidents.
The parents of the student have been informed and we request everyone to please respect the privacy of the family at this unfortunate moment.
The Institute expresses its sincere condolences and stands united in grief along with the friends and family of the deceased student.
May the departed soul rest in peace.”
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