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Sunday, September 7, 2014

249 - Probe into IIT-Bombay student’s death after fall, family says he was depressed - TNN

George Mendonca, Yogita Rao & Nitasha Natu, TNN | Sep 6, 2014, 12.58AM IST

MUMBAI: The family of Aniket Ambhore, 22, an IIT-Bombay student who died after a fall from a sixth-floor balcony of a hostel on the campus on Thursday, said he was undergoing treatment for depression.

Another student in Hostel 13 saw Aniket, a fourth year student doing dual degree in electrical engineering, talking on his cell phone under an umbrella on a balcony on Thursday evening. He later saw him falling and informed others, but did not see how Aniket fell, said the institute.

"Aniket was suffering from depression probably due to the backlog in subjects from his first and second years. Due to his condition, he was unable to sleep properly at night in the hostel. We had consulted a doctor who had advised him rest for 5-6 hours during daytime," said Aniket's father Sanjay after his son's final rites at Airoli in Navi Mumbai on Friday.