AIIMS student commits suicide

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) An MBBS student at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan in his hostel room here, police said Tuesday.

Himanshu Katara, in his 20s, was found hanging inside his room number 6 of hostel number 3 around 11.30 a.m. Tuesday. Admitted to the 2011 batch of medicos, he was in the fourth semester.

A suicide note was found from Katara’s possession in which he cited some mental illness which led him to take such an step, said a police officer.

According to the officer, the incident came to light when two other hostel inmates saw him hanging after they peeped inside his room through the window. “They informed other students and hotel warden,” said the officer.

“Katara’s room was forced open in the presence of police and AIIMS officials. He was rushed to AIIMS casualty where doctors declared him dead,” said AIIMS spokesman Y.K. Gupta.

Gupta also said that Katara’s mother and sister were informed about the incident at once.

“Katara, a resident of Rajasthan, was known to be a good student and his colleagues always found him friendly, cheerful and very social. He was always active and took part in various cultural and extracurricular activities,” he added.

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