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IIT-Delhi student attempts suicide from hostel balcony

A 19-year-old student of IIT-Delhi, who was in depression as he didn’t want to study engineering, allegedly attempted suicide this morning by jumping off the terrace of a hostel building.

He sustained multiple fractures in the fall and is being treated at AIIMS. His condition is now stable.

Nitish Kumar Purti, an Engineering Physics student had come to IIT last year. Police said that he was depressed as he was forced to take up the course and was unable to cope with the pressure.

Abhinandan, roommate of first year student Nitish Kumar Purthi, claimed that he committed suicide out of depression. Purthi has suffered fracture in his legs.

It was around 4am, when Purti’s roommate Abhinandan asked him to accompany him downstairs for a walk. Purti reportedly asked him to call a security guard for some help. When Abhinandan went downstairs, Purti reportedly went to the balcony on the fourth floor and jumped. Abhinandan heard a loud thud and found Purti on the ground, bleeding profusely.

“A PCR call was made by students at 4.50 am. We have not yet found any suicide note but it appears that Purti was depressed. If he was on anti-depressant or not is yet to be verified. We are waiting for his family members to reach here from Ranchi,” a police officer said.

“He has suffered multiple fractures on his hands and legs. He has been admitted to AIIMS for treatment. Investigation till now has revealed that he did not wish to study the subject at the university but was forced to. Further inquiry is on,” a police officer said.

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