Family of the IIT student who committed suicide said – Discrimination happened

The family of the IIT student who committed suicide said – Discrimination happened: Said – the companions used to torture on caste; Gave life by jumping from the hostel building

Feb 15, 2023 - 19:31
Family of the IIT student who committed suicide said – Discrimination happened

Three days after the suicide of IIT Bombay student Darshan Solanki, his sister and aunt said- Darshan had told that his friends discriminated against him on the basis of caste. Although the authority of IIT Bombay said that there is no discrimination of any kind on the campus.
Darshan's sister Jhanvi Solanki said that when he had come home last month, he had told me and his parents that he was being tortured. The behaviour of his friends has changed ever since they came to know that he belongs to Scheduled Caste. Not only this, the friends had stopped talking to Darshan and staying together. He was troubled by all this. That's why he took such a step.
Many students do not like that I am studying for free. People are jealous of me. They say that we pay money, so why are you studying for free? They had also stopped talking to many of my friends.
Darshan's father Rameshbhai Solanki said that he had spoken to his son a few hours before the incident. He asked me how are you. He asked to wish my elder brother's daughter a happy birthday. After this he said that he will go out then I also sent him some money, but he said that I have money, I do not need money. But still, I sent the money. I didn't know that something like this would happen.
18-year-old Darshan Solanki committed suicide by jumping from the seventh floor of the on-campus hostel at 11:30 am on Sunday. He was a resident of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He got admission to IIT only three months ago to study B.Tech (Chemical Engineering). Darshan lived on the eighth floor of the 16B hostel. According to reports, the first-semester examination of Darshan was over on Saturday itself.
There was a loud sound when Darshan jumped, due to which other students and security personnel reached the spot in no time. He was covered in blood. The student was taken to the hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead. After the death, an organization named APPSC (Ambedkar Periyar Phule Study Circle) IIT Bombay posted on social media alleging caste discrimination on campus with Dalit students.
After this incident, APPSC (Ambedkar Periyar Phule Study Circle) IIT Mumbai wrote on Twitter in English – We condole the death of an 18-year-old Dalit student Darshan Solanki. He took admitted to IIT Bombay for his B.Tech 3 months ago. We must understand that this is not a personal or private issue, but a murder.
In another tweet, APPSC alleged that despite our complaints, the institute did not care to make the campus safe for Dalit, Bahujan tribal students. First-year students face the most harassment in terms of anti-reservation sentiments and taunts of non-merit.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer