IIT-Delhi students commits suicide, blames ‘abuse’ in suicide note

IIT-Delhi students commits suicide, blames 'abuse' in suicide note

New Delhi: A 21-year-old student, who allegedly committed suicide at IIT-Delhi on Friday in his hostel room, in his suicide note has said that he was suffering from depression, as he was being sexually abused since he was a child, said media reports.

The MSc student from Hooghly district in West Bengal has named a few people in the note written in Bengali. Police officials got the information about the death on Friday morning when a roommate found the scholar hanging from the ceiling fan

The body was sent for post-mortem examination to Safdarjung Hospital and later handed over to his family.

The student’s elder brother told the cops that the youth had attempted suicide on April 10 by consuming sleeping pills. He was admitted to Safdarjung Hospital. His brother said he counselled his younger brother for two days after which he returned to his hostel.

Media reports said police would register an FIR under sections of unnatural sexual assault and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) on the basis of the suicide note and send it the West Bengal police.

His family members have told the police that he had completed his graduation from a well-known university in Kolkata and had joined IIT two months back for his masters.

He had never complained about being sexually assaulted when he was in Kolkata and he had shown no signs of depression either. The note has been sent for forensic analysis.