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29/10/2019 6:01 PM IST | Updated 29/10/2019 6:11 PM IST

IIT Hyderabad Student Dies By Suicide, Third Incident This Year

Siddarth was shifted to a hospital, but did not respond to treatment, Sangareddy district Deputy Superintendent of Police P Sridhar Reddy said.

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HYDERABAD —A 20-year old B. Tech student of Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad allegedly died by suicide, in the third such incident in the institution this year, police said.

A third year computer science and engineering student, Pichikala Siddarth, who hails from the city, jumped off from the third floor of the hostel building at around 3.25 am.

Security staff and some students who noticed it rushed him to a private hospital. Later he was shifted to a corporate hospital where he died without responding to treatment, Sangareddy district Deputy Superintendent of Police P Sridhar Reddy said.

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According to police, Siddartha had sent mails to some of his friends saying he did not find life interesting and his death will not make big difference to the world.

“Life rather seems depressing I have no clue how my future is going to be. I have been feeling this for the past two months. Also the courses are going bad for me. I could not concentrate well...,” he purportedly wrote in the mail to his friends.

The institute, located in Sangareddy district about 50 km from here, said in a release:

“IIT Hyderabad Faculty, staff and students extend their deepest condolences to the family, friends and other near and dear ones of the deceased student. This is indeed an irreparable loss to the institute and the family. May his soul rest in peace.”

Siddarth is the third student of IIT-Hyderabad to die by suicide this year.

Earlier in July, Mark Andrew Charles, a native of Varanasi District in Uttar Pradesh and a final year Masters student, died by suicide.

On 31 January, M. Anirudh, a third year Mechanical and Aerospace engineering student, also died by suicide. 

If you or someone you know needs help, the International Association for Suicide Prevention has a list of resources here. You can also find a list of state-specific helplines on the Aasra website.