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235 - IIT student commits suicide - The Hindu

MIDNAPORE, March 17, 2014
Updated: March 17, 2014 23:24 IST


A final year M. Tech student of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, allegedly committed suicide, institute officials said here on Monday. The student hailed from Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh. The body of Boga Shravan was found hanging from the ceiling of his hostel room. The 24-year-old was a boarder of the Madan Mohan Malaviya Hall on the institute.

‘Good student’
“He was a good student. Recently he was also placed with a company,” T.K. Ghoshal, the Registrar of the institute told The Hindu over telephone.

Stating that police investigations are on, Mr. Ghosal said there could be other issues which the officials of the institute were not aware of, and which may have led the student to take such an extreme step. Students said they got no response from his room when they went there to call him to participate in Holi festivities and later informed the authorities.

Suicides of students at premier IITs in the country has emerged as a major concern for the authorities as there have been a number of such incidents over the past few years.