A 21-year-old medical student committed suicide at Zoram Medical College (ZMC), about 16 km south of Aizawl on Wednesday. The first year MBBS student at ZMC was depressed over his academic performance.
Mizoram deputy inspector general of police (northern range) Lalbiakthanga Khiangte said that the deceased student has been identified as Nazar Chakma. He was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his hostel room while his friends were playing badminton at around 12 noon. He said the deceased, who was a first-year MBBS student at ZMC, remained depressed over his performance as he was declared “failed” in the results that came out on Tuesday. He said, “The student was avoiding food and remained inactive over depression since Tuesday."
Khiangte further said the victim locked his door from inside while his friends were playing badminton and committed suicide by hanging with a nylon rope from the ceiling fan. His roommate and collage watchman broke open the door and lifted the deceased’s body. He was rushed to the ZMC hospital as his body was still warm but the doctors were unable to save him.