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Monday, February 17, 2014

231 - Ex-IITian seeks probe into suicides - TOI

Faiz Rahman Siddiqui, TNN Feb 8, 2014, 10.30AM IST

KANPUR: Three days after an IIT-K student hailing from Raichur district of Karnataka allegedly committed suicide, ex-IITian and head of the department of mathematics, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj University, VN Pal questioned the IIT-K authorities over several incidents of suicide by IIT-K students during the past nine years by launching a movement in front of IIT-K gate. He has further written to the President, seeking justice for students on Friday.

Pal demanded an inquiry to find out what happened on Tuesday night when Manjunath, a computer science student, a native of Raichur district of Karnataka, committed suicide. The student was found lying dead in his room on Wednesday morning. He alleged that the attitude of the IIT-K authorities and the local police towards the suicide incidents in the past nine years is callous and they are yet to find out the exact cause in even in one of the 11 suicide cases reported so far.