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283 - City student ends life at Guwahati IIT - The Hindu

VISAKHAPATNAM, December 25, 2014
Updated: December 25, 2014 23:23 IST

City student ends life at Guwahati IIT

A student from Visakhapatnam, studying mechanical engineering at IIT-Guwahati, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan at the hostel on Thursday.
The final year student, K. Parameshwar Rao, was found hanging by his classmates in the afternoon.

According to early reports from Guwahati campus, Parameshwar Rao was a very bright student and had played cricket with his friends till late in the evening on Wednesday. Then, he had gone to his room and did not come out in the morning. Assuming that he had a late night study session, his friend did not disturb him. But when he did not turn up for lunch they got suspicious and tried calling him.

His phone was found to be switched off. Then his friends went to his room and found that the door and the windows were locked from inside. They peeked into the room through the ventilator and found him hanging from the ceiling fan.
They informed the management and the police broke open the door and moved the body for post-mortem to the government hospital in Guwahati.

The distraught students from the campus who spoke to The Hindu, said that he had been cheerful till Wednesday evening and showed no signs of any kind of depression or problem.

Son of K. Venkata Rao, who runs a pan shop at K. Kothapadu village of the district, the student had studied his Intermediate in Visakhapatnam and qualified for IIT-JEE from a corporate college.