Unfortunate: 1st-year Orthopaedics PG Medico of Stanley Medical College commits suicide; Colleagues blame COVID duty pressure
Chennai: In an unfortunate incident, an MBBS doctor pursuing Post graduation from Stanley Medical College Hospital committed suicide by jumping off from the third floor of the boy's hostel recently. The reason, why the doctor took the extreme step, is not known as of now.
The deceased medico has been identified as Kannan, a 24-year-old 1st year PG Medical student in Orthopaedics at the Medical College. According to recent media reports, after attending his duties on Monday, the medico went back to his hostel and reportedly jumped off from the third floor. Though the reason behind his death is still unknown, it is speculated by some of his WhatsApp group members that he took the drastic step due to excessive workload as he was working in the COVID facility.
The incident took place on July 20th when the medico jumped off from the third floor of his hostel building of the medical college. Identifying his body, his friends rushed for his rescue and immediately informed the police.
They took him to the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital but he succumbed to his injuries. No suicide note has been found as of yet. It was believed that he had jumped from the third floor where his room was located. The body was sent for autopsy.
Police informed his family members and registered a case under CrPC 174 (unnatural death).
Dr. Kannan(25) of Govt Stanley Medical College committed suicide at hospital premises today.— Sumit Garg (@DoctorSumitGarg) July 20, 2020
He was 1st year PG Ortho.
Jumped from 3rd floor of hostel building.
No suicide note found.
May God give strength to his family.
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