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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

67 - 7th Nov 2009 - IIT-Bombay student kills self - Source - TOI

TNN Nov 7, 2009, 03.49am IST
JODHPUR: An 18-year-old student at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay committed suicide at his home in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, early Friday.

The cops found a suicide note in which Siddharth Singh Charan expressed his anguish over a number of things that had gone wrong in his life, from his grief over his cousin's death to his poor performance in the exams. His cousin, Pappu, had died of cancer a few months ago.

Siddharth, a second-year student of engineering physics, shot himself with his father's licensed .12-bore gun at his home in Jodhpur's Mahamandir. ''Life goes on regardless of the existence of any person. Whether you live or not, it makes no difference. What happened when Pappu died? Has life changed in any way?'' read the suicide note. Siddharth also mentions that, though he studied very hard, he scored 2% less than his friend in the annual exams this year.

his was corroborated by what his friends on the IIT campus. ''He was not doing too well at studies. He was disappointed with his results,'' said a classmate, adding that Siddharth was an introvert.

The IIT canteen attendant, too, described him as a rather quiet boy.