MBBS student commits suicide in AIIMS

Thursday, September 19, 2013

New Delhi: A 25-year-old MBBS student of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), reportedly upset over prolonged illness, committed suicide by hanging herself from a fan in her hostel room, police said on Thursday.

Supriya Meena, a final year student who hailed from Surat in Gujarat, was living in the girls hostel inside the AIIMS campus.

Hostel authorities found her body around 11 a.m. when they broke down the room’s door. They took the action after her mother informed the hostel attendant that there was no response from her daughter despite repeated calls.

A suicide note, which said she was upset over her prolonged illness, was recovered from her possession, according to a police officer.

This was the second suicide in AIIMS in two months and the third this year. All the victims were women students.

Varnika Pandey, 29, a senior resident doctor in the dental surgery department, had also hanged herself in her hostel room on August 13. Kirti Gakhar, a 25-year-old first year student of MD Pharmacology, ended her life by consuming poison in her hostel room on March 5. [Source: BS]

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Comment by Prof. Manoj Sharma
2013-09-20 04:56:24

One more hanged herself to death in Delhi state medical college this week. The condolence meeting was there .

Are we forgetting what Guru Shishya Paramapara is. Is it not required in medical institutions?
Establishing such fatherly and guardian like relations with students will bring see changes not only in reducing these suicide rates but also in bringing down the failure rates and poor success rates.

Somewhere there is a sens of over confidence by the parents and the teachers that the boy/girl has grown up they know their good and bad better than us. This is here the mistake happens, development of secondary sex characters still hide and immature child in them and it is here that we need a Guru Shishya Parampara to see how this child matures into a perfect adult as a doctor or engineer….what ever.

These teacher student relations need more intensification with the view of large number of socially and intellectually down troden students are inducted in these courses in name of social justice . It is know that it is here that they are not able to handle the cultural and educational shock far away from their home towns or parents . A fatherly or motherly or brotherly or sisterly. attitude ..what ever is the age gap will change the whole scenario.

Still it not too late.

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