Indian student commits suicide in detention


An Indian student who had over-stayed his visa committed suicide in an Australian immigration detention centre in Victoria.

The 27-year-old hung himself in his cell at the centre Thursday night.

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said the man was found unconscious. Victoria Police said the death was not being considered “suspicious”.

The government expressed sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased and pledged to provide support to police and other authorities to assist with their investigation.

Louise Newman, a professor at Monash University, said the environment of the detention centres was fostering mental illnesses.

The Indian Sun/ Indian Magazine in Melbourne

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