IIT Hyderabad Student Commits Suicide In Hostel Room

Hyderabad: A student of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan in his hostel room on Tuesday, the police said.

This is the second suicide this year at the institution.

Sangareddy senior police official P Sridhar Reddy said the student Mark Andrew Charles, 20, had gone to his hostel room at about 11 pm on Monday. After he did not show up, his friends broke open the door of his room in the afternoon Tuesday and found him hanging.

He said the student, who was pursuing his Master in Designing, had completed his final year exam some days ago and he was preparing for his final presentation.

Charles hailed from Naria Lanka in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi. Anxiety and depression may be the reason for the suicide, police said.

A suicide note written in his diary was also found in which he mentioned that he may not get good marks and there was no future for “failures in the world”, the senior police officer said.

Andrew mentioned names of some of his friends in the note recalling his association with them, police said.

“I never thought I would end up letting all of you down. Do not miss me. I don’t deserve it I am not worthy. Just know that I love you all back just the way you did because that is what friends do right? And also I am not doing this because I am sad now…”

He expressed regret to his parents for not being able to do justice to all their sacrifices. “Thank you for being the best parents.. I am sorry I turned out to be such a waste,” he said in the suicide note.

IIT-Hyderabad expressed grief at the death of the student. “This is indeed an irreparable loss to the institute and the family. May his soul rest in peace,” the institution said.

Meanwhile, the body was shifted to a government hospital for autopsy, the DSP said.

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