Medical student dies by suicide in Tamil Nadu, blames professor, seniors in note
A 27-year-old woman studying Anaesthesiology at Sree Mookambika Institute of Medical Sciences (SMIMS) in Tamil Nadu was found dead in her hostel room on Friday, the police said on Sunday.
The student, who was in her second year of postgraduate studies, died by suicide. The police recovered a suicide note in her room, which has gone viral on social media.
“Cause of Death: Dr Paramasivan – sexual harassment, abuse – physically and mentally. Dr Harish, senior toxicity, mental abuse. Dr Preethi, senior toxicity. Sorry Appa, I love you the most (sic),” the suicide note read.
Another line, written in green marker, said: “Depressed people can also be seen happy. Be kind. Don’t judge. Be there for them (sic).”
The police have registered a case and are currently questioning Professor Paramasivan and senior students Harish and Preethi, all named in the note, for the second consecutive day.
The case has drawn attention from former Tamil Nadu Director General of Police (DGP) M Ravi IPS, who shared the suicide note on microblogging website X (formerly Twitter).
“The alleged suicide note of the girl. It should be investigated and facts be brought in. Steps have to be taken to prevent such alleged harassment,” Ravi said on X.