Madurai

Nurse jumps off third floor of hospital, dies

She was questioned after an inmate’s gold ornament went missing

NAGERCOIL

A nurse working with a private eye hospital here allegedly jumped off the third floor of the hospital on Thursday evening, and died on Friday.

Police said N. Anisha, 20, of Viyanur in Kanniyakumari district, who was working in the eye hospital, was staying in the hostel run by the hospital. She sustained multiple injuries when she jumped off the hospital building. She was admitted to a private hospital in a critical condition and succumbed to her injuries on Friday.

Nesamoni Nagar police, who sent the body to Government Kanniyakumari Medical College Hospital at Asaripallam for a post-mortem, registered a case in this connection. The police said Anisha was questioned by the hostel authorities recently after a gold ornament of another nurse went missing. Upset over this, Anisha might have taken the extreme step.

Accusing the hospital administration of having driven Anisha to end her life, her relatives staged a dharna in front of the hospital for a while. The police pacified them with the assurance that a proper investigation would be conducted.

Those in distress or having suicidal tendencies could seek help and counselling by calling State’s health helpline 104 or Chennai-based Sneha’s suicide prevention helpline 044-24640050.

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