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It wasn?t a suicide bid: IIT-K director

IIT-Kanpur has denied the report of suicide bid by Raunaq Garg, a first year Integrated M.Sc (Mathematics) student. Institute director Sanjay G Dhande on Tuesday said Garg was suffering from severe depression and was under the treatment of Dr. Alok Bajpai, the institute approved psychiatrist. In view of his situation, his mother was called on the campus to assist and help him to cope up with the end-semester examinations.

india Updated: May 10, 2006 01:08 IST

IIT-Kanpur has denied the report of suicide bid by Raunaq Garg, a first year Integrated M.Sc (Mathematics) student.

Institute director Sanjay G Dhande on Tuesday said Garg was suffering from severe depression and was under the treatment of Dr. Alok Bajpai, the institute approved psychiatrist. In view of his situation, his mother was called on the campus to assist and help him to cope up with the end-semester examinations.

She stayed with Garg for about ten days from April 17 to 26. On May 5, 2006 at about 11 pm, Garg in his psychic imbalance banged himself against a glass door and received deep injuries. But he was otherwise all right, Dhande said.

He was rushed to Regency Hospital where a surgery was performed on him.

Garg’s father was informed. He reached the campus to ensure the well being of his son. The student was discharged subsequently, and was taken away by his father.

Dhande said, the report “apparently gave a misrepresentation of the incident stating that it was another attempt of suicide on the campus, which is hereby categorically denied by the institute and the psychiatrist.”  The incident had no correlation with any of the happenings on the campus earlier, he clarified.