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Dr. Rachit Gupta Dies by Suicide;
Reasons Found in Diary

Dr. Rachit Gupta Dies by Suicide;
Reasons Found in Diary

by Kevin Caruso

July 17, 2004

Dr. Rachit Gupta, 29, a senior resident medical doctor who worked at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India, died by suicide on July 15, 2004.

Dr. Gupta had suffered from narcolepsy and epilepsy, and many initially believed that he died by suicide because he had difficulty coping with the conditions. But a 140-page diary that Dr. Gupta left behind has been discovered that offers insight into his reasons for dying by suicide.

In the diary, Dr. Gupta mentions two doctors from the Department of Neurosurgery at the All India Institute of Medical Services who harassed him incessantly. He also mentions that he was intentionally humiliated in front of his future father-in-law by a senior doctor.

Additonally, Dr. Gupta was disturbed about the breaking off of his marriage engagement a few months back.

Dr. Gupta left a suicide note in which he said that he had been suffering from depression.

(Untreated depression is the number one cause for suicide.)

He died by suicide after injecting himself with an overdose of tranquilizers.

Fellow doctors were in shock after the suicide and called for an investigation into the death. "What made him slide into depression.needs to be probed," said one resident doctor.

Dr Gupta worked in the Department of Neurosurgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

If you or someone you know is suicidal, please go to the Home Page of this website for immediate help.

Thank you.

I love you.

Take care,

Kevin Caruso

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