Probe into suicide by nursing student, who allegedly killed self after failing exams
Patna: Bihar health department constituted a three-member committee to probe into the suicide by a nursing student Khusboo Kumari studying at prestigious Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) in the state capital.
Principal Secretary (health department) Sanjay Kumar said here that Khusboo Kumari, a student of B.Sc. (Nursing) at IGIMS had attempted suicide by hanging herself from the roof of her room yesterday. He said the nursing student died during treatment later.
Taking suo moto notice of the incident, health department constituted a three-member committee headed by joint secretary Kaushal Kishore to probe into it.
Mr Kumar said, other members of the committee are director-in-chief (health services) Dr R D Ranjan and State Health Committee's administrative officer Khalid Ahmed.
He said the committee had been directed to submit its report within one week.
A nursing student of a state-run institute here allegedly committed suicide after failing in four of the six subjects in an examination, triggering protests by a section of her batch mates on Tuesday, officials said.
Police took into preventive custody some of the protesting students of the nursing college attached to the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS), while the health department ordered an investigation into the incident.
Khushbu Kumari (20), a first-year student of IGIMS College of Nursing, hanged herself on Monday after she failed in four of the six subjects in the internal assessment examination.
Soon after knowing about her results, Khushbu said she would commit suicide in front of some other students who went to the hostel warden and the nursing college principal and informed them about it, IGIMS Medical Superintendent cum spokesperson Dr Manish Mandal told PTI.
After returning, they found Khushbu hanging from the ceiling fan, Mandal said.
"She was immediately rushed to the hospital where she died around 1:30 am (in the intervening night of Monday-Tuesday). The body has been sent to her home in Arwal district after completing the formalities of post-mortem," he said.
"A handful of nursing students" demonstrated demanding action against the nursing college principal Anuja Daniel, Mandal said.
"The functioning of not a single department of the hospital was hampered due to the protest by a handful of nursing students except the OPD which was hampered for around 30 minutes," he said.
City Superintendent of Police (Central) D Amarkesh said, "An FIR is being filed on the basis of the magistrate's statement in this regard.
Some of nursing students have been taken into preventive custody. They will be released later."