Depressed over his inability to converse with a senior whom he was seemingly infatuated with, a final semester student at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, hung himself from a ceiling fan in his hostel room this past Thursday.
A 24-year-old, whose name is being withheld by HT on grounds of privacy, was from Punjab and was enrolled in the much sought-after computer science course at the institute and had recently landed a job with an annual package of Rs 18 lakh at global IT giant Microsoft.
He left behind a suicide note, written in Punjabi, which stated that he did not wish to marry or even befriend the woman in question and only wanted to talk to her. He declared his resolve to end his life basing it on his failure to do so.
“The incident was reported to us by IIT authorities on the same day and investigations revealed that the incident was triggered by the victim’s depressed psychological state,” said a police officer.
The student lived alone and did not have a roommate.