The MBBS student had got a year back in his first-year examinations and because of this reason he was depressed
Dehradun: A 2nd-year MBBS student at government-run Doon Medical College allegedly committed suicide due to depression.
The deceased student was found hanging to a ceiling fan by the hostel administration after the student’s family called them when they failed to get any response on the repeated calls on the student’s phone. Disheartened, the family informed that it was student’s birthday a day after they were informed about the incident.
According to media accounts, the MBBS student was depressed for over a year. He had been taking treatment for it as well. It has been reported by Jagran that the student had got a year back in his first-year examinations and because of this reason he was depressed. The student got enrolled in MBBS course in Doon Medical College in the year 2016.
He was last seen on 11th January when he had dinner with his fellow hostellers. It has been informed that the MBBS student was fine till then, but nobody saw him after that and the next day 12th January.
The parents of the MBBS student were also calling him but they got no response from the other side which made them panic as they knew that their son was depressed and was alone at his campus hostel room. The family then called up the hostel management who further went to the deceased student’s room and knocked. When no reply came back, they broke open the door and found the second year MBBS student hanging to the room’s ceiling fan.
The police were informed about the incident immediately. After they reached the spot, the police officials informed the family about the unfortunate incident.
The police informed Amar Ujala that no suicide note is found in the room but as of now, this is being seen as a suicide case.
Confirming the death, newly appointed Principal of Doon Medical College, Dr Ashutosh Sayana informed TOI, “It is quite a sad incident. We have lost one student tonight. His parents are on their way from Gurugram. Police are conducting the investigation. Hence, commenting anything on the reason behind such an incident will be inappropriate.”
Mourning, the family members also informed the local daily Jagran that it was the deceased student’s birthday on 13th January.