In a shocking piece of news, a 20-year-old girl student in Chennai has committed suicide at her college campus due to depression. The incident has happened on Monday and the police had launched an investigation into the suicide.
According to reports, 20-year-old Abitha was a native of the Ariyalur district. She was pursuing her second year in engineering in a private college in Thandalam on the outskirts of Chennai. She had jumped from the fifth floor of the college and ended her life on Monday. The police had said that Abitha had previously attempted to end her life in her hostel room a few days ago. But, she was saved and rescued by fellow students. Following the incident, she was admitted to a private hospital for treatments.
The college management had asked Abitha's parents to take her home. On Monday, she had come to the college to take her belongings from her room to her home. Her parents had accompanied her on Monday and when she was packing up to the home, Abitha suddenly ran and jumped from the fifth floor and committed suicide in front of her parents and fellow students.
Abitha had recently returned to the campus after the reopening and the students and the administration staff had said that she was in depression and the college officials had done counselling to her. However, it had gone in vain as she had attempted to commit suicide a few days ago. After rescuing her, she was taken to the hospital and the college had informed her parents that she was under stress and suggested them take her home.
After she jumped from the fifth floor, she was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors had declared her brought dead on arrival. Police officials from the Sriperumbudur police station had recovered the body and sent it to the Government Hospital in Sriperumbudur to conduct an autopsy. The police had filed a case and launched a probe into the death. Abitha's father Thangakumar works at a cement factory in Ariyalur and the family originally hails from Karnataka.