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Student slashes wrist, jumps off balcony

A 22-year-old student of Government Institute of Science, Amrut Mane, committed suicide on Monday by slashing his wrist.

mumbai Updated: Feb 09, 2010 01:27 IST
HT Correspondent

A 22-year-old student of Government Institute of Science, Amrut Mane, committed suicide on Monday by slashing his wrist.

Mane jumped off the second floor of the hostel after he cut his wrist.

Mane, a first year MSc (Master of Science) student, was living at the Government hostel at Churchgate where he was found dead in the verandah by his friend hours after he jumped.

Z.M. Gharal, senior police inspector of Marine Drive police station said that Mane, a resident of Kalyan, was staying at the hostel to save time for his studies.

“At 9 pm Mane chatted with his classmate and friend Sai Venkatesh at his room on the second floor of the hostel before he retired to bed,” said Gharal.

“On Monday at 8.30am Venkatesh went to Mane’s room and found the door ajar. He did not find Mane in the room but saw bloodstains and pieces of glass and with a blade on the floor. Panicking Venkatesh peeped from the window of the room to find Mane’s body lying in a pool of blood on the ground floor veranda of the hostel,” Gharal added.

Venkatesh informed the hostel authorities, the police and Mane’s family.

Gharal said the reason behind the suicide had not been established, as there was no suicide note found.

Mane was the only son of his parents, who have four daughters.

“Mane kept aloof mostly. He did not have many friends and did not like to share his problems. Venkatesh in his statement has said that whenever they asked him, Mane would reply: Why should I discuss my problems with you? Will they get solved if I share them with you?” Gharal said.

When asked if academic pressure led to the suicide, Gharal said, “We are talking to Mane’s friends to find out what was troubling him. His parents said he was not going through any tension and was a good student scoring 71 per cent in BSc, so academic pressure has been ruled out. We are investigating whether unrequited love could have been the reason.”