A 27-year-old medical student, allegedly depressed about his declining health, hanged himself in his hostel room at the Guru Tegh Bahadur (GTB) Hospital campus on Thursday night, the police said.
“The deceased was identified as Archit Arora who hailed from Roorkee, Uttarakhand. He was pursuing BPMT (Bachelors of Para Medical Technology) at the GTB hospital. He was a diabetic and is suspected to have been depressed at his deteriorating medical condition,” said a senior Delhi Police officer.
Arora's hostel mates found his body hanging from the ceiling fan of his room around 9pm on Thursday.
The police said the others broke open the door of the room when Arora did not open the door after repeated attempts.
"Archit was not seen for the last couple of days which prompted his friends to check on him on Thursday evening. They went to his room to see what he was up to. When he did not open the door, his batchmates realised something was amiss and broke open the door," said the officer.
According to the police, a suicide note, which said that his deteriorating health was the reason behind his extreme step, was found on Arora's person.
"In the note, he has stated that he loves his sister and father, CPK Arora, and that nobody except him should be held responsible for his death. He has also written about his failing health and the fact that he was frustrated due to it," the officer said.
Police said they would wait for his parents to arrive from Roorkee before sending the body for an autopsy.
"A case has been registered at the Mansarovar Garden police station and we are investigating the matter. His friends and acquaintances are being questioned about the matter," the officer added.