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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Delhi: 23-yr old commits suicide at AIIMS; body found 3 days later

According to police officials, she is suspected to have jumped from the terrace of the hospital on Wednesday, after her mother died following an illness.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: May 10, 2020 6:03:17 am
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Soon after her mother’s death, a 23-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide at AIIMS in South Delhi on Wednesday. Her body was found three days later by the hospital staff on Saturday. Police said the graduate from Muradabad was depressed after her mother died of cancer in the hospital.

Atul Kumar Thakur, DCP (South), said the woman was reported missing by her father on May 6, soon after her mother’s death. “Her father was inside the hospital and completing the formalities when the woman left the hospital,” he said.

Her body was found near the hospital compound by the staff.

A senior police officer said, “She jumped off the terrace of a new private ward of the building. The compound is usually locked, and hence her body wasn’t found immediately after the incident. The hospital has its RO water plant there. When one of the persons went to the terrace, they found her body lying in the adjacent compound.”

Police said they were searching for her when they received information from the hospital staff about finding her body. Police said she had called her friends and suggested she might take the extreme step.

The woman was unemployed and her father works at a medical store, police said. An inquest proceeding is underway, police said.

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