By Express News Service - CHENNAI
Published: 04th November 2013 08:13 AM
Last Updated: 04th November 2013 08:13 AM
A first year Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)- Madras student, who had joined the joined the course hardly three months ago, allegedly committed suicide by hanging, in his hostel room on Saturday.
Nineteen-year-old Akshay Kumar, a native of Baran district in Rajasthan, was found hanging by one of his roommates around 10.30 pm in the Bamba Hostel wing where he was staying. Akshay Kumar was a B Tech (Chemical Engineering) student.
Since no suicide note was left by him, the Kotturpuram police, who are investigating the case, said they were unable to ascertain the reason for the suicide.
The body was handed over to Akshay Kumar’s father Nanda Kishore Kumar, who reached the city on Sunday.
“His father also could not give a proper reason for his suicide. He joined the college only in July and had mostly kept to himself. He hardly interacted with his classmates or roommates. So they were not able to give much details about what was worrying him,” said sub-inspector Velu.
On Saturday evening, all of his roommates had left for a movie when Kumar hanged himself in the room.
The Facebook profile of Akshay Kumar spoke about his loneliness.
“Alone But Always” reads the caption of his profile.