IIT-Guwahati student commits suicide in hostel room
A first-year student of IIT-Guwahati has allegedly committed suicide by hanging from the ceiling fan of her hostel room, a police officer said. Nagashree SC, an 18-year-old student from Karnataka, has also left behind a suicide note, he said. A spokesman of IIT-Guwahati said that the BTech (Mechanical) student was found hanging by other inmates of the hostel today. Here are more details.
Body has been sent for post-mortem: Police
After a preliminary inquiry by a magistrate, the body was sent for post-mortem, the officer said. Her parents have been informed about the incident and they were on their way to Guwahati, the spokesman said, adding they may not be able to arrive today.
Girl wanted to be teacher, not engineer
In the suicide note, the student wrote that she wanted to be a teacher, not an engineer. "She wrote that it was better to die than fail to live up to the expectation of her parents and family members," Rana Bhuyan, in-charge of the Amingaon police outpost, told The Hindu. She was declared dead by a doctor of the institute.