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IIT Delhi student found dead in hostel room

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The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi released a statement informing about another death by suicide of a student. The statement was released by Dean Student Affairs, IIT Delhi.

Varad Sanjay Nerkar, a student of MTech and resident of Dronagiri hostel died by hanging yesterday, Thursday, February 15 while his room was locked from the inside, the statement informed.

“The police have taken custody of this mortal remains,” the statement added.

It also informed that the deceased students’s parents are expected to arrive from Nashik today, February 16.

The statement informed that soon, a condolence meeting will be held and information about the same will be shared by the registrar.

Calling it "tragic and an untimely demise" the institute's statement said, "While we try to deal with an unbearable pain, the loss to Varad's family is unimaginable."

In one of the most tragic developments in the education sector in 2023, it may be recalled that National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data reported that the rate of student suicides in India rose by 70% this year.

If you are having suicidal thoughts, or are worried about a friend or need emotional support, someone is always there to listen. Call Sneha Foundation - 04424640050, Tele Manas - 14416 (available 24x7), Sangath: 011-41198666, or iCall, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences' helpline - 02225521111, which is available Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 10 pm. (THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS)

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