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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

259 - Gurgaon boy jumps to death at IIT Guwahati - TNN

TNN | Sep 15, 2014, 02.47AM IST

GUWAHATI: A first-semester student of Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, was found dead on campus on Sunday. Police suspect Tushar Yadav committed suicide by jumping from the fourth floor of his hostel the previous night.

Tushar, who was studying electronics communication and engineering, was from Gurgaon.

Police suspect Tushar Yadav committed suicide by jumping from the fourth floor of his hostel the previous night.

Police said they had found a letter in Tushar's room, purportedly written by him and addressed to his parents, in which he said he had been suffering from severe depression for the past two months. Initial investigations showed the handwriting matched Tushar's.

Although it appeared to be a suicide case, police said they were looking at other angles too. IIT-G authorities ruled out the possibility of Tushar being a victim of ragging. The family said Tushar spoke to his mother hours before his death and appeared normal.

"We found out Yadav was not in his hostel room last night," said Labanu Konwar, public relations officer, IIT-G. "His roommate called him on his mobile around midnight but no one answered. His body was found this morning by a canteen worker."

After police informed the parents, Tushar's father Narendra Singh reached Guwahati in the afternoon. A relative who accompanied Singh to Guwahati said the student had called his parents on Saturday night and had spoken normally.

"He called up his mother last night and said he was fine," said the relative. "He was down with typhoid a few months ago and he told his mother he was better now."

This is the second case of suspected suicide on the IIT-G campus this year. In March, S M Shoib Ahmed, an MSc maths student from West Bengal, was found to have hanged himself from a ceiling fan in his hostel.