Ludhiana:Joel Joseph John(20) a 2nd-year MBBS student of Christian Medical College was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his hostel room on Monday, by his friends, who went to meet him in the evening, when he did not show up at college during the day. John is understood to have been a bright student. He had left a written apology on the wall for his mother father and brother. He has blamed no one for his action.
Joseph, who hailed from Kerala was rushed to the hospital by his friends, where he was declared brought dead.
The Assistant Commissioner of Police(ACP-Central) Mandeep Singh and division number 3 police, on receiving the information reached the spot, immediately,
The friends who discovered him hanging from the ceiling fan had found the room bolted from the inside, when they reached his room, and are believed to have broken open the door when their repeated knocks elicited no response.
ACP Mandeep Singh told TOI that the college had remained closed after Christmas till January 9. Joseph had gone home for his holidays to Kerala. According to the ACP, the boy had stated in the note on his room wall, that he was ending his life and no one was to be blamed for it.
The college authorities added that the police have contacted his family and further proceedings will follow a course dependent on their statement. They also revealed that the college results were awaited.
In a press release issued by the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), Medical Superintendent William Bhatti said, “He was a brilliant student and had just come back on January 8 after winter vacations”.The victim’s parents, who are also in the medical profession, live in Kuwait.
Bhatti said the parents have been informed about the tragedy.Harjinder Singh, SHO, PS-3 said they found a sentence written on the wall of Joel’s hostel room in English, saying, “I am responsible for my death”.The victim’s friends told police that they did not notice any change in his behaviour.The body has been sent for postmortem, police added.