19-year-old IIT-Delhi student attempts suicide, admitted to Aiims

New Delhi: A first year IIT-Delhi Engineering Physics student attempted suicide by jumping from the terrace of his hostel on Wednesday morning, police said.

Nineteen-year-old Nitish Kumar Purthick, who hails from Ranchi, was admitted to Aiims trauma centre in a critical condition. He has received fractures in the legs among other injuries.

According to Nitish's roommate, he was depressed since couple of days and did not want to study engineering.

Nitish jumped from the fourth floor of Vindhyanchal hostel around 4 am.

"According to Nitish's roommate, he seemed very depressed and acting differently... The roommate went to call the security guards and before he could return, Nitish went to the terrace and jumped," Chinmoy Biswal, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, told IANS.

Updated Date: Mar 29, 2017 14:14 PM

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