Tragic Loss Strikes Kota as B.Tech Student Succumbs to Apparent Suicide

ByTV10 Punjab

Feb 3, 2024
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2 February 2024
Sandeep Dhand (Ludhiana)

In a heart-wrenching incident, Kota, known for its educational institutions, witnesses another student tragedy as 27-year-old Noor Muhammad, a B.Tech final year student from SRM University, Chennai, was found hanging in his paying guest room in Vigyan Nagar. The unsettling news marks the third such incident in Kota within a span of two weeks.

Noor Muhammad, a native of Gonda, Uttar Pradesh, had been a part of the coaching institute scene in Kota from 2016 to 2019, diligently preparing for entrance exams. After securing admission to SRM University, he continued his academic journey while availing online classes from his Kota PG.

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Despite the distressing frequency of such incidents, the reasons behind these student suicides remain elusive, plunging families and communities into sorrow and confusion. No suicide note was discovered in Noor Muhammad’s case, further deepening the mystery surrounding his untimely demise.

Local authorities, led by DSP Dharamveer Singh, are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident. The focus is on understanding the factors that might have contributed to the apparent suicide, shedding light on the struggles faced by students in their pursuit of education and future prospects.

The incident has sparked renewed concerns about the mental health and well-being of students, both in Kota and nationwide. Educational pressure, the transition to online learning, and the challenges of adapting to new environments are all potential stressors that demand careful consideration.

Community leaders and educators are calling for increased awareness and support systems to address the emotional and mental health needs of students. The importance of creating an open dialogue around mental health issues and fostering a supportive environment is underscored by these tragic events.

As the community grapples with the aftermath of Noor Muhammad’s death, it serves as a poignant reminder of the collective responsibility to ensure the holistic well-being of students. The educational institutions, along with mental health professionals, must collaborate to implement effective strategies that prioritize mental health support alongside academic excellence.

The string of student suicides in Kota demands urgent attention, prompting a broader societal reflection on the pressures faced by students and the need for a compassionate and understanding approach towards their struggles. It is a collective call to action to protect the future of our youth and create an environment where their aspirations can thrive without compromising their mental health.