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Woman student commits suicide in AIIMS

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A 25-year-old MBBS student of the AIIMS, reportedly upset over prolonged illness,committed suicide by hanging herself from a fan in her hostel room, police said Thursday.

Supriya Meena, a final year student, was living in the girls hostel inside the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) campus.

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

According to an AIIMS official, a woman security staff along with the deputy security officer went to her room and found the door locked from inside. After there was no response to repeated knocking, the door was forced open and Meena was found hanging.

Meena was taken to casualty ward where doctors declared her dead. A suicide note was recovered from her possession, said a police officer.

Police was carrying out investigation to ascertain the exact reason behind the suicide, but the suicide note said that she was upset over her prolonged illness, added the officer.

AIIMS spokesperson, Y.K. Gupta said Meena, who hailed from Surat in Gujarat was a good student and had passed her first and second professional examinations in first attempt, but had been ill for quite some time.

"Meena was unwell since 2010 and was under treatment in AIIMS," he said, adding the entire AIIMS family mourns and condoles the "unfortunate and sudden demise of a young and promising medical student".

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 Aug 13.

Kirti Gakhar, a 25-year-old first year student of MD Pharmacology, ended her life by consuming poison in her hostel room March 5.

First Published: Thu, September 19 2013. 18:20 IST