German professor at JNU threatens suicide, says stable now

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New Delhi,A June 12: A German professor at the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), who had threatened to commit suicide after being terminated from service, has been discharged from hospital after counselling and is now stable, Delhi Police informed on Sunday.

Stephen Baiar, a Professor of Physical Sciences working on contract at JNU, was terminated on Saturday by Vice-Chancellor following which he went into depression and written a mail to the VC threatening to commit suicide.

“We received a communication from JNU around 10.30 p.m. on Saturday. Thereafter the professor was admitted to Lady Hardinge Medical College for psychological counselling and medical help by his colleagues. He got fine after medical attention and counselling,” Assistant Commissioner of Police, South, Chinmoy Biswal told IANS.

“He said that he had gone into depression after hearing of his termination. One of his student stayed with him at the hospital for assistance,” he added.

Wefornews Bureau

 

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