A 60-year-old woman, who was allegedly suffering from depression, attempted to commit suicide at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), by jumping from the fourth floor of a building at the institute on Saturday.
The incident happened at around 8:30am, when the woman, identified as Paramjit Kaur from Sector-20, jumped off the fourth floor of the new outpatient department (OPD) building on the PGIMER campus.
She was immediately rushed to the Trauma Centre at the institute.Doctors later said she had suffered fractures in legs and arms but her condition was stable.Police sources said Kaur had gone to PGIMER to visit a doctor, but instead, went to the fourth floor of the building and jumped off.
She was being treated for depression by doctors at the institute, sources said.
Sector-11police said a case had been registered against the woman under Section 309 (attempt to commit suicide) of the Indian Penal Code and further investigations into the case were on.
PAST CASES OF SUICIDES AT PGIMER
In the recent past, six cases of suicides have come to light at the institute.
On September 13, a 27-year-old woman data entry operator committed suicide by jumping off the fifth floor of a building at PGIMER allegedly due to strained relations with her husband.
On August 25, 24-year-old acute leukemia cancer patient Karamjit Singh, a native of Jalandhar, committed suicide after jumping off the fifth floor of the new OPD building. On May 15, a 50-year-old man jumped from the fifth floor of a building in the institute allegedly due to depression.
On April 4, 2011, a labourer from Mauli Jagran, who was admitted to the emergency department, jumped from the second floor of a building on the campus.
On April 19, 2010, a junior resident doctor jumped from the fourth floor of Kairon Block on the campus and committed suicide.