16-year-old IIT aspirant from Bihar commits suicide

, 10:43 PM IST

New Delhi: A 16-year-old IIT aspirant from Bihar allegedly committed suicide by slitting her wrist and throat in her hostel room, police said on Monday.

Vaishnavi, an 11th standard student from Bhagalpur district in Bihar, allegedly slit the veins of her wrist and throat in her room in Rajiv Gandhi Nagar yesterday, they said, adding the victim did not leave any suicide note.

Police said she was taken to a hospital but the doctors declared her dead.

The girl had taken admission in a coaching institute on April 4 to prepare for the entrance exam of IIT-JEE.

Ruling out stress of studies as a reason, Harish Bharti, circle in-charge of Jawharnagar police station said home sickness could be the cause.

The body of the deceased was handed over to her family on Monday after postmortem, police said, adding statements of the parents and her roommate, Prachi will also be recorded.

A case has been registered under section 174 of Cr.P.C (police to inquire and report on suicide) and the matter is under investigation, they said.

This is the fourth case of suicide by students of coaching centres here this year. Last year, 20 students had committed suicide.