It is really a disheartening thing when the future of our country – our students, are so unhappy and dissatisfied in their lives due to studies that they take the extreme step of taking their lives and commit suicide. One such incident happened again and has shaken our beliefs about Indian Education system, yet again.
“Ab mai thak gae hoon. Mai kabhi bhi MBBS nahi karna chahti thi, (cricket) khelna chahti thi.” is what Shivani Bansal, a fourth-year MBBS student from Government Medical College, Srinagar ( in Uttarakhand’s Gharwal region) wrote in her suicide note found from her hostel room on Sunday by police.
Shivani, a 22-year-old from Jaspur in Udham Nagar district of Uttarakhand was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her hostel room on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. The police were informed around 12:10 am on Sunday when the hostel authorities came to know that she had locked herself in the room the whole day.
The inspecting officer, Narendra Negi in a statement, said that when they reached on the spot they found her hanging from the ceiling. Also, according to her friends, she was in depression due to her poor performance in academics and always tensed about examinations.
What Led Her To Commit Suicide:
According to Dr. CMS Rawat, “She was a topper in Class 10th and 12th but wasn’t able to handle the pressure in the college.”. He added, “She was also lagging a year due to low attendance and failing of her supplementary exams.”
According to her suicide note, she never wanted to do MBBS. She wanted to become a cricketer. Also, she asked her parents and siblings to “forgive her for causing them this pain”. Her father had asked the police to investigate and see if someone else is the reason behind this extreme step of hers. Hence, the police have filed an FIR under section 306 (Abetment of suicide) of the IPC against unknown persons. The investigation will start now. Police will now interrogate her friends, teachers, and warden to know more.
It is really a tragic news everyone out there, suicide is never an option. Try and talk to someone or take help from various NGOs. You could do much better in life. Many people choose otherwise and proved themselves against all odds. Check out the inspiring story of Malvika Iyer, a girl without hands, who became a global icon.