Depressed IIT-Delhi student attempts suicide

New Delhi, March 29: A first-year IIT-Delhi Engineering Physics student attempted to commit suicide by jumping off the terrace of his hostel on Wednesday morning, police said.

Ninteen-year-old student Nitish Kumar Purthick, who hails from Ranchi, was rushed to AIIMS trauma centre in a critical condition. He has received fractures in the legs among other injuries.

According to Nitish’s roommate, he was depressed since few days and did not want to study engineering.

Nitish jumped from the fourth floor of Vindhyanchal hostel around 4 a.m.

“According to Nitish’s roommate, he seemed very depressed and acting differently… the roommate went to call the security guards and before he could return, Nitish went to the terrace and jumped,” Chinmoy Biswal, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police said.

 Wefornews Bureau

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