MBBS student found hanging in AIIMS

A final year MBBS student of AIIMS apparently committed suicide as she was found hanging in her hostel room in south Delhi on Thursday morning, police said.

Supriya Meena, 25, who hails from Gujarat’s Surat district, was a 2009-batch student of Scheduled Tribe category. Police said, they learnt about the incident around 11 am when the attendant of hostel number 10 received a phone call from Supriya’s mother Prita.

“She informed that Surpriya was not responding to her phone calls,” a police officer said. On this, female security staff and the deputy security officer were informed and they rushed to room number 56 of the hostel.

“The door was locked from inside, but there was no response,” the officer added.
When there was no response to repeated knocks, the security personnel forced open the door and found Supriya hanging from the ceiling fan.

Police were informed and Supriya was rushed to the hospital emergency, where doctors tried resuscitating her. But she was declared brought dead around 11.30 am.

Police later searched her hostel room, but did not recover any suicide note. Investigating officers suspect that Supriya was upset over her prolonged illness.

“We have questioned her friends and relatives, but are yet to ascertain the reason behind her extreme step,” the officer said.

She was alone in her room on Wednesday night. Other students of Supriya’s hostel told police that her mother was also staying with her for past one week and returned home on Wednesday evening.

AIIMS spokesperson Y K Gupta confirmed that Supriya was unwell since 2010 and was under treatment in AIIMS.

He added that she was a good student and passed her first and second professional examinations in first attempt.

“The entire AIIMS family deeply mourns and condoles the unfortunate and sudden demise of a young and promising medical student of the institute,” Gupta said, adding Supriya’s family was informed immediately.

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