The IIT-Hyderabad student hangs in the shelter; second suicide this year

HYDERABAD: A sophomore master's student at the Indian Institute of Technology in Hyderabad (IIT-H) committed suicide in his shelter room on Tuesday. The student from Varanasi left an eight-page suicide note in his diary in reference to low grades and inability to get a job.

This is the second suicide reported at the institute this year. In February, a third-year student, Anirudhya Mummaneni, jumped from the seven-story hostel building.

On regular days, students leave their room at 12 pm. However, when Mark did not open the door of his room until Tuesday at 2 pm, his friends became suspicious and began to call him. Without Charles' response, they opened the door and found him hanging from the ceiling, said Sangareddy DySP Sridhar Reddy.

In the suicide note, Mark left a message for his parents and each of his friends. Marking his regret for not being able to do justice to his parents' sacrifices, Mark wrote: I never thought I would end up disappointing them all. Do not miss me, I do not deserve it. I am not worthy.

While it is necessary to investigate the cause of suicide, the note in his diary indicates signs of depression. He also mentioned the low qualifications and inability to get a job, Reddy said, adding that a suicide case was recorded in Section 174 of the CrPC.

Mark was doing his master's degree in design and had recently completed his second year exams. It was scheduled for a final presentation on July 5.

The administration extended its condolences to the family in a press release issued on Tuesday night. Mark's family is expected to arrive on Wednesday.

The body was transferred to the Government Hospital, Sangareddy, for autopsy.