Stressed Medical Student Jumps To Death From 5th Floor

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    Coimbatore: A 26-year-old woman who was pursuing a masters degree in surgery at PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research on Avinashi Road in Peelamedu, committed suicide by jumping from the fifth floor of a hospital building, on Tuesday afternoon. According to police, the woman was depressed as she could not cope with her studies. She had been on medication to control her stress. However, they are yet to ascertain the reason for her death.

    The student was identified as Lakshmi, daughter of A Narendran, 66, residing on SRM Road, in Kochi, Kerala.. She had completed her MBBS in Kochi where her family had a home. Six weeks ago, she joined PSG to pursue her master's degree.

    Her mother A Sudha, 56, suffering from renal failure, often travelled to PSG hospital for dialysis. Her father Narendran, who worked as an engineer in one of the Gulf countries for several years, returned to India recently to take up agriculture in Palakkad. The family lived in a rented house in Palakkad.

    Lakshmi was staying at the post graduate students' hostel located inside the college campus. "She was taking some medication to treat her depression. We found some pills in her handbag. Her parents said that she had been finding it very difficult to focus on her studies. She often told her parents she was depressed," said K Gobi, inspector of police, Peelamedu police station. No suicide note was found in her room.

    At noon on Tuesday, Lakshmi rushed out of a female ward on the fifth floor of the PSG hospital building and jumped to her death. Preliminary investigation revealed that her elder sister also committed suicide ten years ago in Kerala.



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