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Sangareddy (Telangana):

A masters student who was pursuing designing from IIT Hyderabad allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan in his hostel room, the police said on July 2. This is the second case of suicide reported from the institution this year.

As per the police reports, the student Mark Andrew Charles, 20, had gone to his hostel room at about 11 pm on Monday.

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His friends finally broke open the door of his room on Tuesday afternoon and found him hanging, DSP P. Sridhar Reddy said.

Mark had completed his final year exams a few days back and was preparing for his final presentation. Charles hailed from Naria Lanka locality in Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh.

The police found a suicide note written in his diary in which he said that he may not get good marks and there was no future for “failures in the world”, the DSP said.

“I never thought I would end up letting all of you down. Do not miss me. I don’t deserve it. I am not worthy. Just know that I love you all back just the way you did because that is what friends do right? And also I am not doing this because I am sad now…”, the note read.

IIT-Hyderabad condoled the death of its student.

“This is indeed an irreparable loss to the institute and the family. May his soul rest in peace,” the institution said.

On January 31 this year, M. Anirudh, a third-year student of Mechanical and Aerospace engineering, committed suicide by jumping from the hostel building.

If you know someone – friend or family member – at risk of suicide, please reach out to them. The Suicide Prevention India Foundation maintains a list of telephone numbers (www.spif.in/seek-help/) they can call to speak in confidence. You could also accompany them to the nearest hospital.

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