IIT Delhi first year student attempts suicide, jumps from hostel building

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 29 March 2017, 11:03 AM
Representative Image (PTI)
Representative Image (PTI)

A student of IIT-Delhi allegedly tried to commit suicide by jumping from the 4th floor of Vindyachal hostel. Nitish Kumar Purthi, a student Engineering Physics from Ranchi, tried to commit suicide on Tuesday evening. The 19-year-old student was admitted in AIIMS trauma centre and has suffered fracture in legs.

Nitish was in depression apparently as he didn’t want to study engineering. 19-year-old IIT Delhi student climbed up to 4th-floor terrace and jumped when Abhinandan (Nitish’s roommate) went to call the security guard to help him take Nitish down.

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In past four years, seven students committed suicide in IIT-K. Several others also tried to take their life.

First Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:45 AM

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