Chennai, April 2 (BPNS)
A 32-year-old Ph.D. scholar doing research at the Indian Institute of Technology- Madras committed suicide by hanging at his residence. The deceased, Sachin Kumar Jain was a native of West Bengal and he was found hanging from his residence at Velachery in Chennai. Police said that on March 31st he had put a WhatsApp status,” I am Sorry, not good enough” and his friends reached home upon seeing this and found him hanging in the room.
Sachin was a PhD research scholar at the Mechanical Engineering department of IIT –Madras.
This is the third incident of suicide death in IIT- Madras in the year 2023 and demands have begun for conducting mental health surveys among the students in the premier institution.
According to police, Sachin was staying at Brahmin street, Velachery along with two of his friends. He, had allegedly committed suicide on March 31 afternoon.
The body has been sent to Royapettah government hospital for postmortem.
The IIT- Madras issued a condolence statement and said, “ We are deeply anguished to convey the untimely passing away of a PhD research scholar from the Mechanical Engineering department on the afternoon of March 31st at his residence in Velachery, Chennai. A student with an exemplary academic and research record is a big loss to the research community.”
The statement further said, “ The institute expresses its heartfelt condolences and shares the grief of the friends and family of the deceased student. The Institute requests everyone respect the privacy of the student’s family at this juncture. May the departed soul rest in peace.”