Student under quarantine after return from Russia commits suicide in Kottayam
Kottayam: A medical student, who had returned from Russia and was placed under home quarantine, hanged herself to death. Payippad native Krishnapriya (20) was a MBBS student in Russia and had returned home six days back.
Krishnapriya was found hanging on Monday night inside the house. The whole family had shifted to a relative’s house to arrange home quarantine facility for her.
They had been in contact with Krishnapriya till Monday afternoon over phone. Later when she couldn’t be contacted in evening, the family asked neighbours to check on her. They broke open the window pane and found her hanging.
Thrikodithanam police arrived at the spot. Samples for Covid test were collected and the result is awaited. However, she was asymptomatic.
Police is probing whether mental stress led to the extreme step. Her mobile phone and laptop are also being inspected.
Once Covid test result is obtained, further procedures will be followed.
(Suicide is not a solution to any problem. Please seek the help of a mental health expert if you are under distress. Contact toll free number: 1056)