Jaipur: A 21-year-old MBBS student, Rashmi Yadav, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling of her room at AIIMS Jodhpur Medical College hostel on Thursday night. She left a suicide note in which she mentioned a teacher. She hinted that the teacher who is yet to be identified humiliated her. The family members are however suspecting foul play. They told media persons that they were not informed of Rashmi’s suicide on time and her body had injury marks on her neck.
Rashmi Yadav was the daughter of Ramiswas Yadav, a resident of Mundawar area in Alwar. Ramniwas is a school principal. Rashmi had been a very bright student throughout her academic career. She got admission in the MBBS course this academic year. Her father and mother brought her to AIIMS on July 23. She was staying in the girls’ hostel on the campus.
“It was her fourth day in the college. She attended classes for three days. She was found hanging in her hostel room on Thursday night,” said a police officer. When she didn’t come out of her room, other students knocked on her door. On getting no response, they peeked into the room and saw her hanging. They got the body down and rushed her to the emergency ward of AIIMS Hospital where doctors declared her brought dead.
In the suicide note she wrote, “Please forgive me maa and papa. I didn’t want to hurt you, but I can’t live without self-respect. Sir (addressing to an unknown teacher), I am sorry. You scolded me very harshly. I couldn’t even say sorry. I am really very very sorry. Please don’t this to anyone else. You may have a great attitude, but your behavior with me was not right today. Sir, my school was great and I have good manners. Mummy (addressing to her mom), some people are not good”.
Her family members raised questions as to why Rashmi had to take the extreme step barely three days after joining the prestigious medical college. They said that she had been a very bright student. She always secured a place in top -10 in every test conducted by coaching institutes in Jaipur and Kota where she prepared for medical entrance examinations. She won several medals. For the past two years, she had been pursuing a degree in a veterinary course from Bikaner Government College. Meanwhile she cracked the AIIMS entrance exam and secured a rank of 210.
She selected AIIMS Jodhpur for her MBBS degree and started attending classes on July 23. She was staying in room number 114 of the college hostel. She last spoke to her father on July 25.
The police have lodged an FIR against the unidentified teacher for inciting Rashmi to take the extreme step. Further investigation is going on. The body was handed over to family members after a postmortem examination.
The administration is concerned over the rising number of suicides. In July, 2015, a 19-year-old MBBS student, Gajendra Singh committed suicide. A 21-year-old MBBS student, Pabulal
ended his life at his hostel room.
First published: July 28, 2018