Bengaluru, August 19
A 24-year-old scholar within the city-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc) dedicated suicide fearing that he could have contracted coronavirus after speaking to a pal who exhibited some signs, an official mentioned on Wednesday.
“Sandeep, a BTech student from IISc has committed suicide fearing coronavirus infection,” confirmed a police official to IANS.
Police booked a case of unnatural dying below the CrPc and had been ready for the coed’s dad and mom to reach.
Sandeep met a pal who exhibited some Covid signs and later remoted himself, however examined adverse for the virus.
Following this incident, he despatched a mail to his buddies conveying his worry that he could have contracted the coronavirus and that he needed to commit suicide.
“Sandeep was already known to have depression issues,” mentioned the official. Though he mailed this message, his risk was not taken significantly as a result of he had a historical past of despair.
Later on Tuesday, Sandeep was discovered hanging in his hostel room.
The deceased scholar had joined the IISc in 2019 within the Department of Computational and Data Sciences and hails from Chhattisgarh.