Published: 29th April 2021
Third-year BSc student at IISc hangs self after opportunity to study abroad didn't materialise, say police
The institute said the mental health and well-being of its students and community members are of critical importance, especially given the prevailing COVID-19 situation
An undergraduate student at the Indian Institute of Science took his life by hanging in the IISc campus, police said on Thursday.
According to police, Rohan M, 21, was found hanging in his room on Thursday morning.
He was a third-year BSc student. "Rohan was a native of Bengaluru. He wanted to study abroad, which did not materialise," a police officer said.
Condoling the demise, the IISc said in a statement, "It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of an undergraduate student by suicide on April 28 at IISc." The student was in the third year of the undergraduate course.
The IISc extended its condolences to the bereaved family and friends.
The institute said the mental health and well-being of its students and community members are of critical importance, especially given the prevailing COVID-19 situation.
A PhD scholar Randhir Kumar (36) with the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering allegedly died by suicide on March 2.