Alleged Ragging, Depression, Study Pressure: NRS Medical College 2nd year MBBS student Commits Suicide
Kolkata: Allegedly depressed over losing one year of his studies, a second-year MBBS student at Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital (NRS Medical College) has committed suicide by jumping off the terrace of his apartment building in Beliaghata.
A family member also alleged that the student was depressed for months since he was ragged when he joined the medical college.
The unfortunate incident reportedly took place on March 27. According to recent media accounts, around 8:30 at night when his elder brother was away for work and his mother and sister-in-law had gone out for shopping, the MBBS student went up to the terrace of the five-storied building and took the fatal leap.
Right away, after hearing a loud thud on the ground, some residents of the building came out. To their shock, they saw the MBBS student lying in a pool of blood. He was immediately rushed to the NRS Hospital but around 11:30 pm succumbed to his injuries at the critical care unit.
TOI reports that the police recovered a note where the second year MBBS student had reportedly jotted down a few lines, stating no one was to be blamed for his suicide.
His family members told the police that he was upset as he was unable to cope with his studies. However, they suspect that he might have had some issues at the medical college since he used to get absent in the class frequently and stayed at home more often.
On the other hand, while speaking to Newsmen, the student's sister-in-law alleged that he was keeping depressed for the last six months. This was reportedly ever since he was subjected to ragging after joining the medical college, adds the daily.
Millennium Post adds that to find the reason why the MBBS student was not attending his classes, police may question his friends and other students at the medical college. Meanwhile, an Unnatural Death case has been registered at the Beliaghata police station in this connection.
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