Rajneesh Parmar, a 23-year-old first year MA English student who hails from Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, was found hanging in his hostel room at I- Hostel of the University of Hyderabad by one of his classmates around 8.30 PM on 8th August.
Parmar completed his bachelors in English from Banaras Hindu University. Speaking to TWJ, one of his friends said that Rajneesh was unhappy with the campus and wanted to go back home. Therefore, he had canceled his admission and was planning to return home.
The police have recovered a diary and a note from the room which showed that Parmar had discontinued his study. from his room. As reported by some of Rajneesh’s friends to the police, Rajneesh was been reading the book “Nausea” and was developing a lot of negative thoughts about life. Madhapur DCP, Venkateswara Rao said that as per preliminary investigation, Parmar was suffering from depression and had some issues with the family.
In his diary, Parmar wrote that he is unable to share his problems with people in the university and that his family was unwilling to listen to his issues. The note on the other hand, was addressed to the Chief Warden, wherein he sought permission to vacate the hospital.
“The guy who committed suicide was a first-year student. As these people grapple with new surroundings, new people, mess, and hostel, they might be missing home, their parents, friends or just comfort. Everyone should commit to talk and interact with others and make sure that students feel a little bit like home here,” says Akshay CM, a second-year communication student. “Too much gets overlooked when we overlook mental health,” responded Bhavana, a second-year student at the campus.
It is the third suicide death that is happening in the university this semester. In May 2018, a Ph.D. scholar from Odisha immolated herself. Last month, a second year MSc student jumped from a high rise residential building.