MBBS Student Commits Suicide at Zoram Medical College, Mizoram
On February 24, a first-year MBBS student from Zoram Medical College (ZMC) in Mizoram committed suicide.
The 21 year old boy named Nazar Chakma was a medical student and a resident of Chawgnte C in south Mizoram’s Lawngtai district.
As per the police reports, Nazar Chakma’s roommate Dharshan Chakma and the college watchman broke open the door and found him hanging from a ceiling fan in his hostel room.
He was then rushed to the ZMC hospital as his body was still warm but the doctors were unable to save him.
Mizoram deputy inspector general of police (northern range) Lalbiakthanga Khiangte while speaking to the media he confirmed that the deceased student was under depression over his recent performance in his academics after he was declared “failed” in the results on February 24.
On his statement he said, “The student was avoiding food and remained inactive over depression since Tuesday.”
Khiangte said that 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.
Khiangte has given a clear statement for the case to be a suicide with no foul play.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) have stated that suicide is a serious public “health problem” and is “preventable” with timely, evidence-based and often low-cost interventions.