A third-year civil engineering student of the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur committed suicide by jumping in front of a train on Sunday. Lokesh Meena, 20, was allegedly suffering from depression and had some health issues. His body was found 20km from the college campus, hours after he went missing. Lokesh was a resident of Rajasthan's Dhasa district.
“A loco engine mowed Lokesh down as he jumped in front of it and the engine driver informed the railway staff at Jakpur station, “said a senior Kharagpur GRP official. He said Lokesh's body was handed over to his father after an autopsy on Monday.
Lokesh's friends told police that he was suffering from anxiety and depression. “Lokesh was diagnosed with tuberculosis. We are trying to speak to his father to find out if any personal loss or family affair was the trigger for Lokesh to end his life,“ an investigating officer said.
IIT-Kharagpur director Partha Pratim Chakrabarty said, “Lokesh was a good student and didn't have any issues related to studies. His friends never told us about his depression or anxiety. We have a counselling centre, which has intervened many a times and ensured that students get back to their usual self. Unfortunately, they couldn't get time to meet Lokesh,“ he said.