Hyderabad : A final year master’s degree student studying in IIT-Hyderabad was found hanging from his hostel room. The student left behind a suicide note in which he mentions about his decision to take this drastic step due to his ‘poor grades’ and ‘failure to secure a job’.
The student identified as Mark Andrew Charles hails from Varnasi, left behind an eight page long suicide note in which he writes, “I don’t have a job, probably wouldn’t get one. No one hires a loser! It’s amazing to look at my grade sheet. A few more letters and it’ll look like an alphabet chart,” the youth from Varansi wrote. This is the second suicide reported at the institute this year. In February, a third-year student, Anirudhya Mummaneni, had jumped off the seven-storey hostel building. Mark was doing his masters in design and had recently completed his second-year exams. He was due for a final presentation on July 5.
“I did have dreams, just like everyone. But now, it’s pretty empty. All this positivity, the constant smiling, telling people that I am ok, even though I’m not,” Mark said in the letter addressed to his friends and parents.
The master’s student apologized to his parents for not being able to do justice to the sacrifices they made for him.
“Two years away from home at the best institute, with best of people around me, I wasted it all,” the letter read, requesting his parents to not bury him and instead hand over his body for medical use. “I’ll make a good specimen cadaver to the future doctors of India,” he wrote in the note.