TDoR 2024 / 2023 / December / 05 / Akshaj


Age 17

5 Dec 2023
Mysuru, Karnataka (India)

Akshaj [photo: by email]

Akshaj was a student, nonbinary and (according to a friend) used any pronouns. They died by suicide inside a hostel room.

Mysuru: A teenage student of a Regional Institute of Education (RIE) was found dead inside his hostel room on Tuesday. Akshaj,17, has allegedly died by suicide and was found with his face covered in a plastic cover, while his hands were tied with a shoelace.

According to Jayalakshmipuram police, Akshaj from Telangana, had locked himself inside a hostel room inside the RIE campus and taken the drastic step.

Though he was shifted to hospital by his hostel mates he died. Akshay was a first-year BSc Ed student of RIE and police confirmed there was no foul play in his death. According to police, he is suspected to have been under depression for some time. Police have registered a case. TNN

Akshaj was fond of creating "fantasy stories with magic and robots and queer expression" and had talked about becoming an author. A friend asked us to include the following quote from their poetry:

"There are stars on my bedroom ceiling, and I dream of becoming a constellation after I die."

Report added: 21 Dec 2023. Last updated: 12 May 2024

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