Rajendra Nagar (Delhi): A 25-year-old Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirant died by suicide in Delhi’s Rajendra Nagar, informed Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Shweta Chauhan.
The deceased was identified as Akanksha Mishra who was preparing for UPSC, she stated. Chauhan informed that the incident took place on Friday and the Police Control Room (PCR) call was received in Rajendra Nagar police station at 11:50 pm about a suicide.
According to the DCP, the deceased was found dead in her room, the prima facie informed. There were no other external injuries aside from the marks on her neck and the door was locked from inside, it said.
The inquest proceedings under S 174 Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) have been initiated accordingly. CRB data shows that over 24,000 children committed suicide during the year 2017-2019. In 2017, as many as 8,029 children in the age group of 14-18 years died by suicide. The number rose to 8,162 in 2018 and then further increased to 8,377 in 2019.
(With Inputs From PTI)