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Student at IIIT Basar found dead by suicide on campus

A tragic incident has shaken the Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge and Technologies (RGUKT) in Basar town of Telangana’s Nirmal district as a 17-year-old student, B. Arvind, allegedly died by suicide in the hostel on Tuesday, just days before the commencement of exams. The police have launched an investigation into the matter.

Hailing from Siddipet district, Arvind was a student of the Pre-University Course (PUC) second year at the institute known as IIIT Basar. This unfortunate event adds to the distressing trend of student suicides at the university, with several such incidents reported in recent years.

In February, a 17-year-old female student took her life in the hostel due to the inability to cope with the death of a relative. In 2023 alone, six students at IIIT Basar have died by suicide, highlighting a concerning pattern. The university has witnessed tragic events like a student ending his life due to homesickness and another student falling from the fourth floor under suspicious circumstances.

The alarming number of student suicides at IIIT Basar raises concerns about the mental well-being and support system available to students. The institute must address these issues promptly to prevent further tragic incidents from occurring on its campus. The authorities need to prioritize mental health support and create a safe environment for students.

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