Student Suicide

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IIT Madras student found dead in hostel room; suicide suspected

10 Nov 2019

IIT Madras student found dead in hostel room; suicide suspected

A 19-year-old woman student of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, was found dead in her hostel room on Saturday.

Centre asks IITs to open wellness centers to prevent suicides

08 Oct 2019

Centre asks IITs to open wellness centers to prevent suicides

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have long been the academic dream. However, getting into the country's most coveted institute is as tough as it is stressful, as aspirants go through back-breaking preparation to crack JEE Advanced.

IIT-Hyderabad student commits suicide; said wasn't worthy of being missed

03 Jul 2019

IIT-Hyderabad student commits suicide; said wasn't worthy of being missed

In a tragic incident, a student of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad, allegedly killed himself by hanging from the ceiling fan in his hostel room, the police said on Tuesday.

Shocked by student's suicide over failure, IAS-officer shares own marks

14 May 2019

Shocked by student's suicide over failure, IAS-officer shares own marks

The Chhattisgarh state board exam results were declared recently following which an 18-year-old student from Raigarh committed suicide for failing in board exams for the second time.

IIT Guwahati final year student found hanging in hostel room

08 Jan 2019

IIT Guwahati final year student found hanging in hostel room

A student of the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, was found hanging yesterday evening in his hostel room in the campus premises, police said.

Mumbai: TISS student commits suicide, professor booked for abetment

13 Dec 2018

Mumbai: TISS student commits suicide, professor booked for abetment

On Tuesday, a professor of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was booked for abetment to suicide, after a 24-year-old MBA student of the institute took his own life by jumping off a 14-storey building in Powai.

IIT Kharagpur student found hanging in hostel room

25 Oct 2018

IIT Kharagpur student found hanging in hostel room

A 24-year-old M.Tech student of IIT Kharagpur was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his hostel room, the police said.

800,000 people commit suicide every year, WHO gives details

11 Sep 2018

800,000 people commit suicide every year, WHO gives details

Nearly 800,000 people commit suicide every year in the world, the second leading cause of death amongst people aged 15 to 29 in 2016, according to the WHO.

Delhi: 25-year-old woman commits suicide by jumping off college building

26 Jul 2018

Delhi: 25-year-old woman commits suicide by jumping off college building

A 25-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the seventh floor of Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies in New Delhi's Pitampura area, police said.

DU student found dead inside Bharti College toilet, suicide suspected

26 Jul 2018

DU student found dead inside Bharti College toilet, suicide suspected

An 18-year-old BA second year student of Delhi University's Bharti College was found dead in a college toilet yesterday morning.

Delhi: Man commits suicide by jumping in front of metro-train

21 Jul 2018

Delhi: Man commits suicide by jumping in front of metro-train

A 23-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a Delhi Metro train at Jangpura metro station yesterday.

Mumbai: Student, who consumed poison after failing exams, dies

14 Jul 2018

Mumbai: Student, who consumed poison after failing exams, dies

A 21-year-old student, who had allegedly consumed poison after failing in her college exams, today died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in suburban Kurla area of Mumbai.

Delhi: Civil services aspirant attempts suicide at Karol Bagh metro-station

09 Jul 2018

Delhi: Civil services aspirant attempts suicide at Karol Bagh metro-station

A 23-year-old civil services aspirant allegedly attempted suicide by jumping in front of a metro train at Delhi's Karol Bagh metro station.

NEET-aspirant kills himself in Kota, over 10 suicides this year

15 Jun 2018

NEET-aspirant kills himself in Kota, over 10 suicides this year

Kota, India's coaching capital, has claimed yet another life. Eighteen-year-old Karan Kumar Ghasi of Barmer hanged himself to death in his PG room today.

Depressed over low score in Class-10, Nashik girl kills self

09 Jun 2018

Depressed over low score in Class-10, Nashik girl kills self

Apparently not satisfied with her Class 10 marks, a 16-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide in Nashik.

Suicide over NEET failure sets TN politics on fire, again

06 Jun 2018

Suicide over NEET failure sets TN politics on fire, again

Tamil Nadu (TN) is witnessing yet another turmoil. After the Cauvery protests and Sterlite violence, it's NEET that has set the state's politics on fire.

Delhi: Upset over CBSE Class-10 results, three students commit suicide

30 May 2018

Delhi: Upset over CBSE Class-10 results, three students commit suicide

Hours after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the class 10 results, three students committed suicide in different parts of Delhi.

MP: Man throws party after son fails Class 10 boards

17 May 2018

MP: Man throws party after son fails Class 10 boards

Setting an example for new-age parenting at a time when student suicides are becoming increasingly common, a man from Madhya Pradesh's Sagar district threw a party after his son flunked his Class 10 board exams.

Muzaffarnagar girl ends life over 'poor performance' in Class-12 exam

01 May 2018

Muzaffarnagar girl ends life over 'poor performance' in Class-12 exam

Upset over not securing first division in the Class-12 examinations, a girl at a village in Budhana area in Muzaffarnagar allegedly committed suicide today.

AIIMS bars professor after her student attempts suicide accusing her

16 Apr 2018

AIIMS bars professor after her student attempts suicide accusing her

AIIMS barred a microbiology professor from being a guide to students for three years, after one of her PhD students tried to commit suicide, citing harassment and abuse by her.

IIT-Delhi student found hanging in hostel, blames sexual assault

14 Apr 2018

IIT-Delhi student found hanging in hostel, blames sexual assault

A 21-year-old IIT-Delhi student was founding hanging from the ceiling fan in his hostel room. The deceased, Gopal Maloo from West Bengal, who was a first year Masters student in Chemistry at IIT-Delhi, left behind a suicide note.

IIT-Roorkee student allegedly hangs himself from hostel room fan, dies

16 Mar 2018

IIT-Roorkee student allegedly hangs himself from hostel room fan, dies

A 21-year-old student of IIT Roorkee was found hanging from the fan in his hostel room on Wednesday evening.

Hyderabad: Girl humiliated for not paying school fees, kills self

02 Feb 2018

Hyderabad: Girl humiliated for not paying school fees, kills self

A 14-year-old Dalit girl hanged herself to death at her Hyderabad house on Thursday evening after being punished and humiliated in school for not paying fees.

Patna student kills himself on WhatsApp video chat with girlfriend

30 Jan 2018

Patna student kills himself on WhatsApp video chat with girlfriend

In a disturbing incident, a 19-year-old youth in Patna shot himself while on a WhatsApp video call with his girlfriend.

BITS Pilani student chokes self to death, Blue Whale suspected

01 Jan 2018

BITS Pilani student chokes self to death, Blue Whale suspected

A 19-year-old student of BITS Pilani-Hyderabad reportedly choked himself to death. Police are investigating if it has any connection to the Blue Whale 'challenge'.

Suicide or murder? Jamia student's bullet-riddled body found inside car

06 Dec 2017

Suicide or murder? Jamia student's bullet-riddled body found inside car

The body of a 20-year-old Jamia Millia Islamia student, a national-level hockey player, was found in his car inside a colony at Delhi's Sarojini Nagar yesterday.

Protests at Hyderabad's Osmania Univ after student found hanging

04 Dec 2017

Protests at Hyderabad's Osmania Univ after student found hanging

A first-year MSc student was found hanging in a washroom at Hyderabad's Osmania University yesterday, leading to massive protests on campus.

Violence at Chennai's Sathyabama University over student's suicide

23 Nov 2017

Violence at Chennai's Sathyabama University over student's suicide

Angered over a fellow student's suicide, about 300 students of Chennai's Sathyabama University went on a violent rampage on Wednesday night, damaging hostel properties.

Blind medical student's admission cancelled; threatens to commit suicide

18 Sep 2017

Blind medical student's admission cancelled; threatens to commit suicide

Suresh, a 19-year-old medical student with a vision disability, has threatened suicide following the cancellation of his admission by Medical Council of India (MCI).

The Blue Whale challenge: Fact or fiction?

16 Sep 2017

The Blue Whale challenge: Fact or fiction?

Since months, it has been alleged that the 'Blue Whale Challenge' has been preying on youths. Many suicides in India have been attributed to this game.

SC bans NEET protests in Tamil Nadu

08 Sep 2017

SC bans NEET protests in Tamil Nadu

A day after 13 people were arrested in Chennai over NEET protests, the SC has banned all demonstrations against the medical entrance exam.

Protests across Tamil Nadu over NEET aspirant's suicide

02 Sep 2017

Protests across Tamil Nadu over NEET aspirant's suicide

Protests erupted across Tamil Nadu over the death of 17-year-old Dalit medical aspirant Anitha S, who killed herself after the SC dismissed her petition against NEET.

NEET kills young MBBS aspirant: Depressed teen commits suicide

01 Sep 2017

NEET kills young MBBS aspirant: Depressed teen commits suicide

On 1st Sep, Anitha, a 17-year old MBBS aspirant from Tamil Nadu's Ariyalur district, ended her life by hanging herself at her house in Sendurai, yesterday.

Bengaluru: Dog's death results in two back-to-back suicides

01 Sep 2017

Bengaluru: Dog's death results in two back-to-back suicides

Gamini, a 19-year-old girl from Bengaluru's Ashwath Nagar, committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling.

12-year-old kills herself over period-shaming. Time to wake up now?

01 Sep 2017

12-year-old kills herself over period-shaming. Time to wake up now?

In a tragic case, a 12-year-old student in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelvelli killed herself allegedly after she was period-shamed by her teacher.

Blue Whale Challenge: Delhi-NCR schools ask parents to be careful

01 Sep 2017

Blue Whale Challenge: Delhi-NCR schools ask parents to be careful

The fatal 50-day Blue Whale Challenge has left many Delhi-NCR schools worried.

UK school under fire for making students draft suicide notes

26 Jun 2017

UK school under fire for making students draft suicide notes

A London school has created controversy after an English teacher at the school asked 60 students to draft a suicide note as homework.

Why do so many IITians commit suicide?

23 Jun 2017

Why do so many IITians commit suicide?

During January-April 2017, there were four suicides at the prestigious IITs, three at Kharagpur.

Bengaluru police emergency response gets Rs. 30 crore revamp

11 Jun 2017

Bengaluru police emergency response gets Rs. 30 crore revamp

Namma 100, an upgraded emergency response of the Bengaluru police was launched by CM Siddaramaiah on Saturday.

Two students kill themselves after Bihar Class XII results

01 Jun 2017

Two students kill themselves after Bihar Class XII results

At least two girls, who appeared for Class XII exams under the Bihar School Examination Board, killed themselves after results were declared.