A second-year MBBS student of Ranchi’s Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) hanged himself to death at his hostel room on Friday.
Police have confirmed that it was a case of suicide and they were investigating the reason behind that.
Officer incharge of Bariatu police station, D K Srivastava, said the deceased student Vishal Kumar was a resident of Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC) residential area in the state capital.
“It looks like a sure shot case of suicide. The boy hanged himself to the ceiling fan in his college hostel. We are investigating all possible angles to see what compelled him to take the extreme step,” said Srivastava, adding that no suicide note was recovered from the room in hostel no. 2.
RIMS director B L Sherwal did not respond to HT’s calls. No official statement on the case was issued by the medical college by the time the report was filed.
This is the second suicide in RIMS hostel in less than a year. A postgraduate medical student Parmindar Murmu’s decomposed body had been found in a hostel room at RIMS in September last year.
Students at RIMS on Friday told the police that Vishal had distanced himself from his classmates of late and preferred staying alone most of the time. They also told the police that Vishal was possibly suffering from academic pressure and stress.