Student attempts suicide over unrecognised institute

May 3rd, 2008 - 12:49 am ICT by admin  

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) A management student here attempted suicide by swallowing sleeping pills after he found that the institute he was studying in was not recognised by competent authorities, police said Friday. Arunesh Singh, 21, consumed eight sleeping pills after dinner at his house in Shakarpur area of east Delhi Thursday night, a police official said.

“Singh’s classmates, who stay with him, found him frothing from the mouth this morning and took him to a hospital. He is said to be out of danger now,” he added.

“The degree the college had promised was not recognised. Even the college was not recognised and I am so frustrated that I don’t want to live any more. My father is a primary school teacher in Kanpur and I don’t know how I will repay the loan of Rs 150,000 my father had taken,” Arunesh said.

About 240 students of the IIMR institute have been left in the lurch. Students say the name of the institute is fake as it is registered as Indian Institute of Medical Representatives, while they were told it stands for Indian Institute of Management Research.

After Arunesh attempted suicide, agitated students of the institute blocked the road at Vikas Marg and pelted stones at vehicles.

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