Depressed medical student commits suicide in Chandigarh college

A medical student from Tamil Nadu who was at Chandigarh to pursue his higher education, committed suicide by hanging inside his hostel room. Dr Krishnaprasath Ramasamy who is a student of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) took the extreme step after he was ‘depressed’ inside the college. Krishnaprasath had joined the radiology department recently, and according to his seniors and batch mates, he was very depressed and wanted to go back to his hometown. The cover photo in his Facebook said that he hated every minute of training, but he said to himself not to quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion, is what the FB post said. Since he could not bear the suffering anymore, he decided to end his life by hanging in the ceiling. The incident happened on the 26th of February. When Krishnaprasath did not turn up for the class, and did not pick up calls, his lecturers and friends got worried. They knocked on the door and since there was no response, had to break it open to find his body hanging. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has announced Rs 3 lakh compensation to his family and also said that the government will make arrangements to bring back his body.

In a similar incident, an Indian Administrative Services aspirant also took his own life by hanging himself in Ber Sarai area in New Delhi.

Samrat Chauhan had been depressed after having failed in the exam.

His family have also stated that he ended his life due to depression. The police have started the investigation in the case.

Pressure to perform better in academics becomes unbearable at times and youth take the extreme step to end their lives.