Medical student jumps to death at AIIMS Delhi hostel

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A 22-year-old medical student has died after he allegedly jumped off from the rooftop of a hostel at AIIMS in Delhi on Monday evening.

The police said that he was on duty and had taken a one-hour leave from the ward. During this break, he allegedly came to the hostel and jumped off the roof. Further inquiry is underway.

Atul Thakur, DCP South, Delhi, said: “A medical student died during treatment at AIIMS Trauma Centre after he jumped off the roof of the hostel. Inquiry underway. He was admitted at Psychiatric ward, had taken one hour leave from the ward and allegedly came and jumped from the hostel roof.”

The injured person was promptly moved to the trauma centre and was given treatment. He was declared dead during treatment. This is the fifth such incident at India’s premier medical institute (AIIMS) since June 5.

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The last such incident took place on July 17 when a 32-year-old man was found dead in the bathroom of the hospital’s emergency wing.

The third case of death by suicide happened on July 6. A 37-year-old journalist, who was undergoing treatment for COVID-19, had died after he jumped off the fourth floor of the hospital.

On July 10, a 25-year-old junior doctor had died by suicide by jumping off the 10th floor of the hospital building. He was suffering from depression, as per reports.

While on June 5, a 22-year-old man was found hanging from the railing of the second-floor staircase at AIIMS-Delhi. He was also suspected to be suffering from depression.

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