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A 26-year-old student of IIT Bombay Jumps From 7th Floor, Dies; suicide note recovered

Punjab Tribune Bureau | January 17, 2022 11:42 AM

MAHARASHTRA: A 26-year-old Post Graduation student of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay died by suicide on Monday morning.

As per the information, He jumped from the hostel’s 7th floor. In his recovered suicide note, he stated he had depression & was under treatment. However, he didn't hold anyone responsible; further probe is underway: Mumbai Police

The education system has been experiencing a devastating situation ever since the beginning of the pandemic. From conducting online classes to online examination, the process is rather intricate.

While it is enough that classes are held online the confusion regarding the exams continues. Most of the exams stay postponed, others cancelled as many of the state governments took decision on not conducting the exam - seen the existing situation and decided on evaluating students based on previous assessments

An increase in the number and thus the rate of suicide among students is a disturbing reality of mental instability caused by this new situation. Incidents has been reported across the country from different states and the commonality. Most of the reported cases of student suicides was attributed to not being able to attend the class online. Financial insecurities and difficulties due to lockdown has made it difficult for the parents to even afford smartphones just to attend classes.

Between all these are loss of wage or loss of job, education system forcing students and parents to adopt to the technology, unaffordability of devices, lack of connectivity and so on. 

 

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