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#ThrowBackToday: 11 years ago today, corporal punishment allegedly pushed a student to suicide. But did it change anything?

In today's #TBT, we bring up the case of Rouvanjit Rawla, a student from Kolkata who died by suicide after being caned by his principal. Indeed, corporal punishment is a reality of our country...

Published on 12th February 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: When Rohith Vemula's suicide brought attention to discrimination in educational institutions

In today's #TBT, we mourn the death of scholar Rohith Vemula and refer to the lines he wrote in his letter before he died by suicide. Also, keeping MH370 and its passengers in our prayers, always 

Published on 17th January 2021
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'After the suicide attempt, her family was tortured by SFI,' KSU on University College incident, SFI rubbishes claims

The student who attempted to end her life on Friday, however, told a local court that no one was responsible for her actions

Published on 8th May 2019
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'Bright' student at IIIT Bengaluru dies under mysterious circumstances; police suspect suicide

Fourth-year student Goluguri Sai Sharat dies after falling off the college building on Friday morning. College maintains that it could not be a suicide because he had no academic pressure.   

Published on 11th August 2017
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'Let Punjabi study in Punjab': Kerala college accused of discriminating against student who ended life

Jaspreet Singh, a III year BA Economics student in Malabar Christian College, Kozhikode committed suicide on March 1 and there has been a slew of protests that broke out since

Published on 5th March 2020
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'Your SRFTI is a sexual harassment zoo': Chilling note from Kolkata Film Institute student before she attempted suicide

According to a note she wrote before attempting suicide, this is Kunjila's second attempt and she accuses the Institute of not taking action against her sexual harassers and hushing it up

Published on 5th July 2017
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 TSBIE replaces private software company with govt institution to process exam-related data 

The move comes a few months after technical errors in the software had led to scores of students failing the IPE-2019, leading some to commit suicide while others faced discrepancies in results

Published on 11th December 2019
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1 crore Indians are at 'high suicidal risk', rates highest among 18-29-year-olds: NIMHANS study

NMHS had suggested that for every one person who had committed suicide, there were at least 15 people who at some point of their lives had attempted suicide

Published on 11th September 2019
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13-year-old Hyderabad boy commits suicide, was upset he lost class elections to a girl

Locals who found the body on the railway track Friday morning, informed the railway authorities, they said.

Published on 21st July 2019
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14-year-old girl found hanging in Noida boarding school, parents suspect rape, murder

The family, based in Mahendragarh district of Haryana, has written to their Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, seeking legal action against senior officials of the Noida school

Published on 13th July 2020
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17-year-old Intermediate student tries to end life by jumping from college hostel building in Vijayawada

Upon receiving the information, a team of police personnel reached the spot and took the statements of college staff

Published on 18th July 2019
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19-year-old Dalit boxer commits suicide after school administration harasses her, parents demand proper probe

They came to the Collector's office with dozens of medals that Urekha had won in many boxing tournaments and academic achievements

Published on 22nd July 2019
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20-year-old NEET aspirant from Rajasthan found dead in hostel room 

The warden had not seen the boy for almost three days when he decided to check his room through a back window and found him hanging

Published on 8th December 2017
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31-year-old research scholar found hanging in IIT-Kharagpur hostel

Rao, who joined the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 2015, was on the verge of completing his research project, his friends said

Published on 28th April 2020
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45-year-old Osmania University PhD student found dead in hostel room, suicide suspected

The deceased, identified as Narsaiah, was pursuing PhD in the Geography Department of Osmania University

Published on 18th February 2020

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