IIT-patna girl from city leaps to death over backlogs — (Deccan Chronicle)

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Deccan Chronicle

September 2, 2011

DC Correspondent with Agency inputs,  Hyderabad                         |

A 20-year-old girl from Hyderabad who was studying Computer Sciences at IIT-Patna, allegedly committed suicide on Thursday by jumping from the roof of her hostel. She was a resident of Miyapur in Hyderabad.

According to the assi-stant registrar of IIT-Patna, Mr Sanjay Kumar, Sweeya was depressed for the last few months due to backlogs. “She was under medication for the last two weeks. She was also being given counselling regularly by the counsellors at IIT-Patna,” he said.

The girl’s father, Mr Y. Nirmal Babu, has been informed about the death and he was on way to Patna, police said. The girl’s mother’s name is Ms Srisailu. Sweeya’s body is expected to reach Hyderabad on Friday.

She jumped from the roof of a multi-storied apartment in Pataliputra and sustained severe injuries.

Girl was weak in computers

Sweeya, the 20-year-old Hyderabadi girl who committed suicide in IIT-Patna, was somewhat weak in Computer Science. Her backlogs had piled up during the last three years.

The victim’s father, Mr Y. Nirmal Babu, refused to speak over the phone.

When contacted, the Patliputra police station head officer, Mr G.N. Mishra, said, “IIT-Patna officials have informed the girls’ parents about the incident. They are expected to reach Patna on Thursday night. We will ask her parents to come to the police station on Friday. We will inquire into what led to the girl’s suicide.”

Sweeya, who jumped from the roof of a multi-storeyed apartment in Patliputra area and sustained severe injuries was rushed to the Patna Medical College and Hospital where she died.