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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

258 - Guwahati: IIT Student, Allegedly Suffering from Depression, Commits Suicide - NDTV

Cities | Agencies | Updated: September 15, 2014 10:38 IST

An IIT-Guwahati student was found dead near his hostel building on Sunday. The police say he committed suicide and had written a note apologizing to his parents, who live in Gurgaon near Delhi.

The body of Tushar Yadav, 19, was found at around 7.30 in the morning, lying in blood. He was a student of electronics and communication engineering.

Police investigators say he jumped from the fourth floor of his "Kameng" hostel building late on Saturday night.

The police found what they say was Tushar's suicide note addressed to his parents, in which he said he had been depressed for two months.

"He left a note to his parents. In it, he says he was suffering from depression and he was ending it. He has apologised to his parents," said a police officer. Tushar's father Narender Singh is in Guwahati.

This is the second such incident at an IIT this year. In March, Shoaib Ahmed, a second semester M.Sc. student from Bengal, was found hanging from a fan in his hostel room.